News releases from Justice (Page 2)

Interim Director Appointed to Lead Serious Incident Response Team


The Province has appointed retired senior Crown attorney John Scott as interim Director of the Province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). Work is underway to hire a permanent director.

Head of Province’s Independent Police Oversight Body Retiring


Felix Cacchione, Director of Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), will retire at the end of May.

Lancement de l’examen indépendant de la loi sur l’accessibilité


Les consultations relatives au premier examen indépendant de la loi sur l’accessibilité (Accessibility Act) ont commencé aujourd’hui, le 21 avril.

Independent Review of Accessibility Act Launches


Consultations for the first independent review of the Accessibility Act launched today, April 21.

Amendments to Public Prosecutions Act


The appointment process for senior leadership positions at the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS) will be updated through amendments to the Public Prosecutions Act introduced today, April 11.

Amendments Strengthen Boat Harbour Act

Justice / Public Works

Legislation introduced today, April 7, clarifies a section of the Boat Harbour Act that prohibits legal claims against the Province for the closure of the Boat Harbour effluent treatment facility.

Amendments to Powers of Attorney Act


Legislation introduced today, April 5, offers additional safeguards to prevent abuse of those who appoint another person to manage their affairs under a power of attorney.

Legislation Restricts Access to Police Uniforms, Equipment, Vehicles


Legislation that will make it more difficult for someone to obtain items to impersonate a police officer will come into effect May 12.

Legislation Gives Public Trustee Authority for Unclaimed Remains


Legislation introduced today, April 1, will formally recognize the Public Trustee of Nova Scotia’s authority to manage cases and make final arrangements for a deceased person when the next of kin cannot be identified or take responsibility.

Amendments to Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act Introduced


Legislation introduced today, March 24, will make it easier for Nova Scotia families living in different parts of the country to collect court-ordered child and spousal support payments from their ex-partners and spouses.

Legislation to Protect Health Sector Leaders and Their Families


The Province is taking action to stop people from protesting outside the homes of senior health officials and other health service providers.

Consultation on African Nova Scotia Justice Plan Starts in May

Justice / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The Province is taking an important step in addressing systemic racism in the justice system by developing an African Nova Scotian Justice Plan.

Des changements à la loi sur le rôle parental et les pensions alimentaires renforcent le droit de la famille


Des changements législatifs visant à mieux aider les familles qui vivent une séparation entreront en vigueur le 1er avril.

Parenting and Support Act Changes Strengthen Family Justice


Legislative changes to better support families dealing with family separation will come into effect on April 1.

Missing Person Case Added to Rewards Program


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 disappearance of Matthew Simon Harrie.

New Application Process for Judicial Appointments Open


Nova Scotia lawyers who want to be provincial court judges can now apply under the Province’s new application process.

Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act Review Complete


The Province has completed its review of the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act. It was filed with the legislature clerk's office today, February 25.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program


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 Joseph (JoJo) Beals.

Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel


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

Public Safety Personnel Online Therapy Program Launches

Justice / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

A new program aimed at improving the mental health of Nova Scotia’s first responders and other public safety personnel launched today, February 8.