News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Homicide of Lee’Marion Cain Added to Rewards Program


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


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

Homicide 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 Sheila Patricia Madore.

Improving Accessibility for the Built Environment


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.

Powers of Attorney Act Amendments Proclaimed


Legislation that further protects people who choose to use a power of attorney to oversee their affairs is now in effect.

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 26-year-old Brandon Reginald Polegato last year.

Three Judges Appointed to Provincial Court


Three new judges have been appointed to the provincial court effective today, June 3. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brad Johns named lawyers Kelly Serbu, QC, of Halifax, Nicole Ann Rovers of Antigonish, and Bradley Gordon Sarson of Bedford to the bench.

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.