News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Supportive Housing for People Leaving Custody


Safe and supportive housing can help people transitioning out of correctional facilities overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.

Feedback Sought from Justice System Users


Nova Scotians who have experience with the court system can give input on ways to modernize the courts using technology and digitization.

Lawyers Appointed to the King’s Counsel


Fourteen Nova Scotia lawyers are being recognized with the prestigious King’s counsel designation.

Entente entre les équipes SiRT de la Nouvelle-Écosse et du Nouveau-Brunswick


La Nouvelle-Écosse et le Nouveau-Brunswick ont conclu une entente au sujet des enquêtes d'incidents graves impliquant la police dans les deux provinces.

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Reach SiRT Agreement


Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have reached an agreement on oversight for serious incidents involving police in both provinces.

Four Judges Appointed to Provincial Court


Four new judges have been appointed to the provincial court effective today, February 3.

Serious Incident Response Team Director Appointed


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Committee Recommendations on Collection of Race-Based Police Data


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.