News releases from Justice (Page 1)

Fourteen Prominent Lawyers Appointed to Queen’s Counsel


The prestigious Queen’s Counsel (QC) designation is being awarded to fourteen of the province’s top lawyers.

Restrictions on Possession and Sale of Body Armour Come into Effect


The Body Armour Control Act takes effect in February, helping to make our communities safer.

Ouverture des mises en candidature pour la Médaille de la bravoure

Justice / Premier's Office

Les candidatures à la Médaille de la bravoure sont maintenant acceptées.

Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

Premier's Office / Justice

Nominations for the Medal of Bravery are now open.

Demandes acceptées aux comités d'élaboration des normes en matière d'accessibilité


Le gouvernement invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à contribuer au travail visant à établir une province sans obstacle.

Applications Open for Accessibility Standard Committees


Government is inviting Nova Scotians to help advance work toward a barrier-free province.

Additional Resources for Burnside Correctional Facility Following Death of Inmate


The Department of Justice is adding additional resources to the correctional facility in Burnside following an internal review into the death of an inmate.

More Police Officers Being Trained to Detect Impaired Driving


A partnership between the federal and provincial governments, and police agencies, will see more front-line police officers trained to detect impaired driving and keep roads safe.

Grants Help Community Groups and Municipalities Improve Accessibility

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Justice

Community groups and municipalities across the province are investing in capital improvements to improve accessibility at community and municipal facilities.

L’Opération Noël cible la conduite avec facultés affaiblies

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Cette année encore, le gouvernement, les agences d’application de la loi, les services d’urgence et MADD Canada joignent leurs forces pendant la période des fêtes de fin d’année pour empêcher les conducteurs avec facultés affaiblies de prendre le volant.

Operation Christmas Takes Aim at Impaired Driving

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining together again this holiday season to help keep impaired drivers off the roads.

New Intimate Partner Training for Police


Police officers in Nova Scotia are receiving enhanced domestic violence training so they can respond more effectively to incidents of intimate partner violence and abuse.

Restorative Justice: Building a Responsive Justice System, Op-ed


Imagine what it might be like if those affected by crime could be part of a plan to work towards repairing the harm. What if there was a way for everyone to have a better understanding of the impact that a crime had on individuals and community?

Grants Help Businesses Improve Accessibility

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Justice

More businesses across the province are investing in improvements to their establishments, making them more accessible to persons with disabilities.

Province Will Not Appeal Human Rights Decision


The province will not appeal the Sept. 6 decision of a human rights board of inquiry.

Stratégies pour rendre la Nouvelle-Écosse accessible d'ici 2030


Les établissements d'enseignement, les édifices et les espaces communs en Nouvelle-Écosse devront bientôt se conformer à des normes d'accessibilité.

Strategies to Make Nova Scotia Accessible by 2030


Education, buildings, and shared spaces in Nova Scotia will soon be guided by accessibility standards.

Act to Restrict Possession and Sale of Body Armour


Law enforcement officers and Nova Scotians will benefit from changes the government is introducing to make communities safer.

Supporting Victims of Online Bullying, Op-ed


Bullying today goes far beyond the playground, campus, or workplace; it can be online and quickly seen and shared by many, where the victim has no escape.

Death in Correctional Services Custody


A 29-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell on Sept. 10 at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth died at the Dartmouth General Hospital today, Sept. 11.