News releases from Status of Women (Page 9)

Status of Women Supports Decision

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women supports the report released today by the Department of Justice. The report examined the response of the justice system into the deaths of Lori Lee Maxwell and Bruce Allen George in Truro last February.

Council Encourages Action Towards Prosperity

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women supports many of the principles outlined in the government's Towards Prosperity paper, but would like to see more action on economic issues that affect women.

Drug Advertising and Legal Aid Issues

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is demanding the federal government enforce the rules outlawing prescription drug advertising.

Advisory Council Welcomes Court Decision

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is pleased with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on gun control. The council chair, Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, called the court decision a good one for all Canadians.

Five Women Appointed to Advisory Council

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The Advisory Council on the Status of Women has five new members. The appointments, effective April 1, 2000, were confirmed today by the legislature's all-party standing committee on human resources.

Council Requests Inquiry into Deaths

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will ask the Nova Scotia attorney general to order an inquiry into an apparent murder-suicide that occurred recently in Truro.

International Women's Day 2000

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More and more people are taking time this year to celebrate International Women's Day.

Flag Lowered for Day of Remembrance

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The Nova Scotia flag outside Province House was lowered to half-mast today, Dec. 6, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The 10th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre is Dec. 6.

Poster Unveiled to Remember Montreal Massacre

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women today unveiled a poster to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

Advisory Council Supports March

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Chairwoman Patricia Doyle-Bedwell extended the support of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women to the organizers of this year's Take Back the Night March.

Council Reaffirms Abortion Position

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Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, chair of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, reaffirmed today the council's position on abortions.

Council Calls for Women at the Cabinet Table

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is calling for the best representation possible of women at the cabinet table in the wake of Tuesday's provincial election.

Patricia Doyle-Bedwell Reappointed to Council

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Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, current chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, was reappointed to the council today by the legislature's standing committee on human resources.

Council Supports Dismissal of RCMP Constable

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The decision by an RCMP discipline adjudication board to dismiss a constable who assaulted his common-law wife is being praised by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Seven Women Appointed to Advisory Council

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The Advisory Council on the Status of Women received seven new appointments today following approval by the legislature's all-party human resources committee. The appointments are effective May 1.

Focus Remains on the Needs of Young Women

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The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women will continue to focus on the needs of young women as it heads into a new fiscal year.

Young Women the Focus of Major Conference

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Parents of teen girls, their teachers and others who work with young women will be interested in a panel discussion Wednesday, Feb. 3, focusing on young women's problems and possible solutions.

Atlantic Women Councils Respond to Report

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Atlantic Canada advisory councils on the status of women say the shared parenting concept central to the federal child custody and access report released yesterday is unworkable.

Flag Recognizes Violence Against Women

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The Nova Scotia flag at Province House will fly at half-mast today through Sunday in remembrance of all Canadian women who have been victims of violence.

Housework Vital to Societal Progress

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Work performed in households is more essential to basic survival and quality of life than much of the work done in offices, factories and stores. It's also a fundamental precondition for a healthy market sector, says a new study by Genuine Progress Index (GPI) Atlantic.