News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Correctional Facilities Take Further Acton to Prevent Covid-19

Justice / COVID - 19

To help further prevent COVID-19 from impacting inmates and staff at correctional facilities, 41 people who are serving intermittent sentences in the province’s four adult correctional facilities will be released on temporary absence.

All Visits to Correctional Facilities Suspended to Prevent COVID-19

Justice / COVID - 19

In the interest of the health and safety of inmates, their families, Correctional Services staff and the public, Nova Scotia’s correctional facilities will be closed to all visitors until further notice, effective immediately.

Changes to Correctional Facilities Visits to Prevent COVID-19

Justice / COVID - 19

In the interest of the health and safety of inmates, their families, Correctional Services staff and the public, Nova Scotia’s correctional facilities will be closed to volunteer organizations until further notice, effective immediately.

Sergeant-at-Arms Made Peace Officer for Province House

Justice

To help ensure the continued safety and security of those who work in or visit the provincial legislature, the sergeant-at-arms at Province House, will be made a peace officer.

Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel

Justice

Fourteen of the province’s top lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation.

Better Support for Those Who Use Legal Aid

Justice

Changes introduced to the Legal Aid Act today, Feb. 25, will support thousands of Nova Scotians who need help with legal matters and rely on the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission.

Province Seeks Input into Parenting and Support Act

Justice

Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on proposed changes to the province’s parenting and support laws.

La Province invite les commentaires au sujet de la loi sur le rôle parental et les pensions alimentaires

Justice

Le gouvernement invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à soumettre leurs commentaires au sujet des changements proposés à la loi provinciale qui régit le rôle parental et les pensions alimentaires.

Changes Will Modernize Provincial Elections

Justice

Government is making it easier for Nova Scotians to vote for their Member of the Legislature and better support those who wish to serve their communities and fellow citizens by running for office.

Statement on Affidavit

Justice

I appreciate there may be further proceedings and as such, will not comment outside the formal process.

Provincial Approach to Address Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation

Community Services / Justice

Human trafficking and sexual exploitation are devastating to victims and survivors, families and entire communities.

New Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer Appointed

Justice

Nova Scotia has appointed a new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) review officer. Tricia Ralph’s appointment takes effect on March 1.

Call for 2020 Medal of Bravery Nominations

Premier's Office / Justice

The province is seeking nominations for the 2020 Medal of Bravery.

Nova Scotians Will Have More Time to File Police Complaints

Justice

In order to ensure the province’s justice system is more responsive to the needs of Nova Scotians, government is extending the timeframe for people to file complaints about municipal police.

Online Survey Now Open on Division of Property

Justice

Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on how property is divided at the end of a domestic relationship.

Sondage en ligne sur le partage du patrimoine familial

Justice

Le gouvernement invite les Néo-Écossais à faire connaître leur opinion sur la façon de partager le patrimoine à la fin d’une relation domestique.

Nova Scotians Help Needed in Solving Missing Persons Case

Justice

The public can help solve a missing persons case through a unique partnership between the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, RCMP, National Research Council and the New York Academy of Arts.

Accessibility Improvements at Two Courthouses

Justice

Renovations to the Digby Justice Centre and the Amherst Supreme Court will improve accessibility for those attending courts.

Province to Ban Sales of Flavoured Cannabis Vaping Products

Finance and Treasury Board / Justice

Nova Scotia is taking further steps to protect youth by banning the sale of flavoured cannabis vaping products when they become available in the new year.

Operation Christmas Aims to Stop Impaired Driving

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining together again this holiday season to help keep impaired drivers off the roads.