News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Serious Incident Response Team Director Appointed

Justice

The Province has appointed Alonzo Wright, KC (King’s counsel), as Director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT).

Funding for African Nova Scotian Justice Institute

Justice

The Province is investing $4.1 million in the community-led African Nova Scotian Justice Institute, established just over a year ago to help develop policy and support programs to address overrepresentation and anti-black racism in the justice system.

Updated Accessibility Plan Charts Three-Year Course

Justice

The Government of Nova Scotia Accessibility Plan 2022-25, released today, December 19, builds on progress made since the inaugural plan was issued in 2018.

Halifax Missing Persons Case Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The missing persons case of Devon Sinclair Marsman has been added to the government’s major crimes reward program.

Province Seeks Members for Goods and Services Accessibility Standard Committee

Justice

As the Province works toward its goal of an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030, work is set to begin on the next accessibility standard.

Donald Lohnes Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the homicide of 57-year-old Donald (Donny) Derrick Lohnes.

Feedback Will Support Modernizing Powers of Attorney Act

Justice

The government will hold virtual discussions next week on further improving the Powers of Attorney Act.

Legislation Addresses Payment Disputes in Construction Industry

Justice / Public Works

The Province is making sure that members of the construction industry are paid promptly for the work they do.

Modernizing Public Notice of Laws, Regulations

Justice

Legislation introduced today, October 18, will improve the way the government makes official notice of important legislative and regulatory changes available to the public.

Simon Morrison Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the homicide of 18-year-old Simon Morrison of Halifax.

Extension for Judge to Conclude Desmond Fatality Inquiry

Justice

The conclusion of the Desmond Fatality Inquiry has been extended to allow Judge Warren Zimmer to continue his work.

Review of Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act Complete

Justice

The Province is accepting all recommendations included in the review of its cyberbullying legislation.

Committee Recommendations on Collection of Race-Based Police Data

Justice

The Province is accepting all recommendations by the committee established to review models for gathering race-based information from police stops.

New Supportive Housing in Halifax

Municipal Affairs and Housing / Community Services / Justice

New transitional, supportive housing for men who are exiting correctional facilities after serving their sentences will soon be available in central Halifax.

Inmate Back in Custody

Justice

The inmate who escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, August 22, is now in police custody.

Inmate Escape from Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

An inmate has escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Homicide of Lee’Marion Cain Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering the largest reward ever in its unsolved crimes program in the case of eight-year-old Lee’Marion Cain of North Preston.

Province Prevents Pay Increases for MLAs

Justice

Significant pay raises for MLAs, recommended by an independent review panel, will not proceed.

Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Justice

The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of Sheila Patricia Madore.

Improving Accessibility for the Built Environment

Justice

The Province has reached another milestone in developing the accessibility standard for the built environment to prevent and remove barriers in the spaces where Nova Scotians live, work, learn and play.