News releases from Justice (Page 2)

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.

Protecting Rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ Youth with Prohibition on Harmful Therapy


Legislation was introduced today, Sept. 11, to prohibit the use of a discriminatory and harmful therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people who identify as 2SLGBTIQ+.

Medical Emergency at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility


A 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, Sept. 10.

Preparing for the future: Enhancing programming and services at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, Op-Ed


Over the last few weeks, attention has been focused on Nova Scotia’s largest correctional facility, the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.

Marking One Year of Progress on Overdose Awareness Day

Health and Wellness / Justice

Access to naloxone and treatment, shorter waitlists and wait times, and more funding for community-based harm reduction are among key government actions and investments completed in the first year of the Opioid Use and Overdose Framework.

Acting Conflict of Interest Commissioner Appointed


The province has appointed an acting commissioner to oversee potential conflict of interest matters.

Reward Paid Under the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program


A serious crime has been solved with the help of information received through Nova Scotia's Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program


The RCMP and the provincial government are adding the homicide of Tina Barron to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Proclamation de la loi sur les images intimes et la cybersécurité


Les victimes de cyberintimidation et de la diffusion d'images intimes sans consentement ont maintenant des options pour aborder la situation.

Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Legislation Proclaimed


Victims of cyberbullying and unwanted sharing of intimate images now have options for dealing with those who want to harm them.

Grand Opening of the Wagmatcook Court

Justice / Aboriginal Affairs / Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s first Aboriginal Wellness and Gladue Court was officially opened and celebrated in Wagmatcook First Nation today, June 21, marking National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Proclamation de la loi sur les chiens d'assistance


Les droits des utilisateurs de chiens d'assistance de vivre, de magasiner, de se déplacer et d'accéder aux mêmes endroits et services que tous les autres Néo-Écossais seront protégés grâce à l'entrée en vigueur de la loi sur les chiens d'assistance (Service Dog Act) le 27 juin.

Service Dog Act to be Proclaimed


The rights of service dog users to live, shop, commute and access the same places and services as other Nova Scotians will be protected when legislation comes into effect on June 27.

New Judge Appointed to Provincial and Family Court


Christopher Manning, a private practice lawyer in Kentville, has been appointed as the newest provincial and family court judge.