News releases from Justice (Page 4)

Amendments to Police Act Support Partnership Opportunities for SiRT


Changes to the Police Act introduced today, October 14, will provide more clarity around partnership agreements that enable Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) to act as the independent police oversight body in other regions.

Legislation to Protect Patients, Health-Service Providers, Staff of Healthcare Facilities

Premier's Office / Justice

The Province is taking action to protect patients, health-service providers and staff of healthcare facilities from protests intended to interfere with Nova Scotians accessing hospital and other healthcare services.

Province Moves to Establish Fixed-Date General Elections

Premier's Office / Justice

Voters will soon have certainty on the timing of future provincial elections.

First Independent Review of Accessibility Act


The Province has appointed Dr. Katie Aubrecht, a disability and seniors care scholar, to conduct an independent review of the Accessibility Act.

Province to Purchase Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, East Coast Forensic Hospital

Justice / Health and Wellness

Today, October 6, the Province advised Alderney CFF Limited that it will purchase the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth when the lease expires in 2026.

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Create Partnership to Investigate Serious Incidents Involving Police

Premier's Office / Justice

The following joint news release was issued today, October 4, by the provincial governments of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia:

Two Escape from Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility


Two inmates escaped from the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth at around 8:51 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Le gouvernement provincial et la police apportent des changements au système En Alerte

Justice / Emergency Management Office / Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

Les situations d’urgence peuvent évoluer rapidement et, dans certains cas, des alertes peuvent aider les gens à se protéger et à protéger leurs proches.

Province, Police Make Changes to Alert Ready System

Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021) / Emergency Management Office / Justice

Emergency situations can unfold quickly and, in some instances, alerts can help people protect themselves and their families.

African Nova Scotian Justice Institute Launched

Premier's Office / Justice / African Nova Scotian Affairs

The province is investing $4.8 million in a new community-led justice institute that will support African Nova Scotians in contact with the law and help address overrepresentation and anti-Black racism in the justice system.

Province Moves to End Injunction Against Anti-Public Health Order Gatherings

COVID - 19 / Premier's Office / Justice

The province has asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to lift the injunction on illegal gatherings now that COVID-19 infections are easing and the province has moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan.

Province Seeking Members for Next Accessibility Standard Committee


Government is inviting Nova Scotians to help develop employment accessibility standards, the next phase in work toward the province’s goal of making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030.

Le gouvernement provincial est à la recherche de membres pour former le prochain comité sur les normes d’accessibilité


Le gouvernement provincial invite les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse à contribuer à l’élaboration de normes d’accessibilité, la prochaine étape des travaux visant à atteindre l’objectif de faire de la Nouvelle-Écosse une province accessible d’ici 2030.

Halifax Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program


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 20-year-old Quintez Downey.

Province Seeks Feedback on Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act


The province is asking Nova Scotians for feedback on the Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act to make sure it is working well.

La Province sollicite l’opinion des gens concernant la loi sur la capacité et la prise de décision des adultes


La Province demande aux gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse de lui faire part de leurs commentaires au sujet de la loi sur la capacité et la prise de décision des adultes (Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act) pour s’assurer qu’elle produit les résultats voulus.

Missing Person Case Added to Rewards Program


Police and government are asking for the public’s help with the unsolved missing person case of Ryan James Jessop.

Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel


Twelve of the province’s lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation.

Changes to Elections Act Proclaimed


Amendments to the Elections Act are now in force. The changes include providing new tools to make voting easier and better support those who wish to run for elected office.

Joseph Fraser Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission

Justice / Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Nova Scotia has appointed longtime human rights leader Joseph Fraser as the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The appointment takes effect April 19.