News releases from Justice issued in the specified time period (Page 5)

Changes to the Elections Act


Government introduced changes to the Elections Act today, April 25, that will include new rules around advertising and a maximum time period to hold an election.

Minister Initiates Independent Review


Government has hired a retired chief justice from Prince Edward Island to conduct an independent review relating to the death of Samantha Mercer.

Government Introduces Service Dog Act


The government introduced the Service Dog Act today, April 22, to protect the rights of service dog users.

Le gouvernement préparera une nouvelle loi sur la cybersécurité.


La Province s’affaire à préparer une nouvelle loi pour protéger les Néo-Écossais, peu importe leur âge, contre les effets néfastes de la cyberintimidation.

Government to Draft New Cyber-Safety Legislation


The province is working on new legislation to protect Nova Scotians of all ages from the harmful effects of cyberbullying.

Sheriffs and Conductive Energy Weapons, Op-Ed Piece


In Nova Scotia, sheriffs work hard every day to keep us safe. Our 235 sheriffs are responsible for court security, civil enforcement and prisoner transport. In rural areas, they also transport money from courts and serve summonses. Their duties can be dangerous and at times they can be exposed to violence. They take their responsibility to serve and protect Nova Scotians very seriously. We too have a duty to keep them and the places where they work safe.

Program Helping Children Through Supervised Visits Expands in Yarmouth


Children in Yarmouth who are unable to spend time with their parents will now have access to visits through the Supervised Access and Exchange Program.

Maximum Reward to be Paid Under the Major Unsolved Crime Program


A serious crime has been solved and a man is behind bars with the help of information received through Nova Scotia's Reward for Major Unsolved Crime Program. This week, the program paid its second maximum reward of $150,000.

Changes Coming to the Incompetent Persons Act


Last December, Nova Scotians raised concerns about a young man who had court ordered restrictions placed on his freedom. They said the Incompetent Persons Act fails to protect the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Time Moves Ahead This Sunday


Nova Scotians will lose some sleep but gain some daylight when the clocks move forward into daylight savings time this weekend.

Death in Custody at Cape Breton Correctional Facility


A man was found deceased in his cell at the Cape Breton Correctional Facility today, Jan. 31.

Internal Review of Prisoner's Escape from Sheriffs Complete


The internal review into the escape of Marc Joseph Pellerin from Nova Scotia Sheriff's custody in early December is now complete.

Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced


Ten lawyers can now add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their list of accomplishments.

Speeding Ticket Online Payments Now Available


Nova Scotians with a speeding ticket and other summary offense tickets will now have the option of paying online.

Christine Hanson Appointed New CEO of Human Rights Commission

Justice / Human Rights Commission

A Halifax native, diplomat and international lawyer, is the new director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

2012 Double Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program


Police and the provincial government are hoping to receive more information about the homicides of Matthew Hebb and Earle Stewart through the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program.

Police Partner with MADD for Operation Christmas

Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government and law enforcement agencies are coming together to promote road safety during Operation Christmas.

Legislation Will Better Support Children and Parents, Guardians


New legislation will support children and put their interests first when families break up.

Amendment to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act


The process for Nova Scotians dealing with child and spousal support orders between provinces and territories will be clarified with changes to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act introduced today, Nov. 17.

Judicial Appointments Announced


Two appointments have been made to the Nova Scotia Provincial and Family Courts by the Attorney General and Justice Minister Diana Whalen.