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Justice Matters: Challenges and Opportunities

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NOTE TO EDITORS: This is part of a periodic feature series titled Justice Matters. Produced by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, it is intended to provide some additional background information and offer some insight into issues relating to the justice system.

Judicial Ceremony in Sydney Marks New Era in Family Law

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A new era in family law is marked today as the justices who will preside over the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, family division, were sworn in at a ceremony in Sydney.

Judicial Ceremony Marks New Era in Family Law

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Today marks the beginning of a new era in family law as the justices who will preside over the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, family division, were sworn in.

Minister Names Executive Director for Division

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Justice Minister Robbie Harrison today announced that James C. Beaver has been named executive director of the department's Police and Public Safety Services division. Mr. Beaver is a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and he most recently served as a consultant with the Police and Public Safety Services division.

Advisory Group Formed to Assist Government

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A community advisory group has been formed to assist the provincial government in updating residents who live near the site of the new co-located correctional and forensic facilities in the Bedford area.

No Further Action Recommended In Miller Case

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Justice Minister Robbie Harrison is not recommending any further action be taken in the case of the 1990 death of New Waterford teenager Clayton Miller. He has advised the Miller family that the department considers the matter closed, and the findings of the autopsy conducted in 1993 conclusive.

Yarmouth Incident Prompts Changes

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After reviewing the circumstances that led to the recent escape of two offenders from the Yarmouth Correctional Centre, several changes will be made to tighten security and upgrade procedures.

The Law's Online: N.S. Regulations on the Internet

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Surfing the Net can now net you free access to the full text of Nova Scotia's consolidated regulations, the rules that relate to specific statutes.

Queen's Counsel Appointments Made

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Justice Minister Robbie Harrison announced the appointment of 12 lawyers as Queen's Counsel today.

Holiday Driving Safety Message Launched

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Five people were killed during the holiday season last year due to alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. A billboard campaign launched today will remind people to stay sober behind the wheel and not become a grim statistic this holiday.

Elections Act Amendments

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Justice Minister Jim Smith today introduced amendments to the Elections Act aimed at providing more opportunities for Nova Scotians to cast their votes.

Family Division of the Supreme Court Legislation

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Justice Minister Jim Smith introduced legislative amendments in the House of Assembly today that will create an improved system of family law in this province.

More Nova Scotians Eligible to Serve as Jurors

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Justice Minister Jim Smith has put forward legislation that will allow more Nova Scotians to sit as jurors. The Juries Act is designed to provide a fairer approach to jury selection.

Tentative Agreement with Correctional Officers

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The Department of Justice and Local 480 of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union reached a tentative contract agreement today.

Proposed Amendments to Provincial Court Act

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Justice Minister Jim Smith today proposed amendments to the Provincial Court Act. The amendments would establish a tribunal to recommend the appropriate level of salary and benefits for provincial and family court judges.

Amendments to Maintenance Enforcement Act Introduced

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The provincial government has introduced amendments to the Maintenance Enforcement Act aimed at improving client service and stepping up enforcement powers.

Plans For New Correctional/Forensic Facilities

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The Departments of Health and Justice are moving ahead with plans to construct new forensic and correctional facilities in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Technology to Improve Court Operations, Access to Info

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New technology will soon improve the efficiency of the province's courts and make it easier for Nova Scotians to obtain information.

Correctional, Forensic Facilities

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The preferred site for the construction of a new correctional facility and a new forensic hospital is on 40 hectares (100 acres) between Marsh Lake and the Department of National Defence's rifle range off Highway 102.

Child Maintenance Guidelines Proclaimed

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Nova Scotians now have guidelines to assist in calculating appropriate levels of child support, Justice Minister Jim Smith announced today.