News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 47)

Community Mobilization Program to Prevent Crime

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Communities across the province are being invited to become actively involved in crime prevention. Federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan, Solicitor General Andy Scott and Nova Scotia Justice Minister Jim Smith announced today that $3.5 million will be made available over the next five years to help Nova Scotian communities prevent crime.

Terms of Reference for Kaufman Review of PPS

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Justice Minister Jim Smith today released the terms of reference for the independent review of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS). The review is being conducted by the Honourable Fred Kaufman, C.M., Q.C. and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 1998.

Correctional Officers Strike Action Would Be Illegal

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Any strike action by Nova Scotia's correctional officers would be illegal, Justice Minister Jim Smith said today.

Morrison Appeal to Proceed

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Justice Minister and Attorney General Jim Smith announced today that he is allowing the independent Public Prosecution Service to appeal the dismissal of a first-degree murder charge against Dr. Nancy Morrison.

A Partnership in Protection

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Individuals facing a high risk of relationship violence and victims of stalking will be provided with free cellular telephones to obtain 911 emergency services during times of extreme risk.

Justice Matters: Programs With Purpose

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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 additional background information and offer some insight into issues relating to the justice system.

Minister Recognizes Contribution

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Justice Minister Alan Mitchell today congratulated Jerry Pitzul, director of the Public Prosecution Service, on his appointment as Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces. Mr. Pitzul will continue as director of the prosecution service until April 14, 1998, when he begins his new duties in Ottawa.

Queen's Counsel Appointments

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Justice Minister Alan Mitchell today announced the appointment of 12 lawyers as Queen's counsel. The appointees are:

Focus on the Family: Putting Children First

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

Provincial Court Judge Appointed

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Alan T. Tufts, QC, was appointed a provincial court judge today by Justice Minister Alan Mitchell. Mr. Tufts will sit in the Kentville area.

Teaming Up for Safety's Sake

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JUSTICE/COMMUNITY SERVICES/HEALTH--Teaming Up for Safety's Sake