News releases from Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (Page 4)

Seeking Nominations for 2017 Human Rights Awards

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.

Serious Concerns Raised by UN Regarding Systemic Discrimination Faced by African Nova Scotians

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

After visiting Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada last fall, a United Nations working group is raising serious concerns regarding ongoing systemic discrimination faced by people of African descent.

Independent Expert to Examine Police Street Check Data

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Scot Wortley has been selected by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as the independent expert to examine police street check data related to persons of African descent.

Wakeham v. Nova Scotia Department of Environment, Board of Inquiry Decision

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that the Nova Scotia Department of Environment discriminated against Sandra Wakeham when it did not provide reasonable accommodation as an employer for her disability.

Two Indigenous Nova Scotian Human Rights Commissioners to Attend United Nations Meeting

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Two commissioners with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Chief Andrea Paul and Cheryl Knockwood, will attend a United Nations meeting on the rights of Indigenous peoples in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 10-14.

Yuille v. the Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry Decision

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that the Nova Scotia Health Authority discriminated against Melanie Yuille when it revoked her conditional job offer to work as a registered nurse at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

New Education Campaign Helps Businesses Address Consumer Racial Profiling

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched a free online course to help businesses address and prevent consumer racial profiling.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Wednesday, March 22.

Call for Human Rights Art Submissions from Nova Scotia Youth

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission has launched an art competition for Nova Scotia youth in celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2017.

Board Rules in Favour of Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Gordon (Wayne) Skinner's medical marijuana expenses are to be covered by his employee insurance plan.

Yuille v. Nova Scotia Health Authority, Board of Inquiry

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Melanie Yuille vs. Nova Scotia Health Authority is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Halifax.

2016 Human Rights Awards Presented

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--2016 Human Rights Awards Presented --------------------------------------------------------------Recipients of the 2016 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards were honoured at a ceremony today, Dec. 10, at the Halifax Central Library.

Catherine Marriott v. CanPro Insulation Services

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Catherine Marriott v. CanPro Insulation Services will begin Tuesday, Dec 13.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Mi'kmaq Leader Reappointed to Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Chief Andrea Paul of Pictou Landing First Nation has been reappointed as a commissioner of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Seeking Nominations for 2016 Human Rights Awards

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotians are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups for the 2016 Human Rights Awards.

Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry Adjourned

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Brendon Kennedy, Inverness County, v. Strait Regional School Board, Port Hastings, scheduled to begin on today, Oct. 3, has been adjourned.

Skinner v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights restorative board of inquiry in the case of Gordon (Wayne) Skinner of Head of Chezzetcook v. Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund of Ontario, is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 3.

Kennedy v. Strait Regional School Board, Board of Inquiry in Port Hawkesbury

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Brendon Kennedy, Inverness County, v. Strait Regional School Board, Port Hastings, is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 3.

Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality Hearing Resumes

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

An independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Y.Z. v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to resume Monday, Sept. 19.