Queens Counsel Appointments Announced

first_img David Muise, Sydney Ian MacLean, Pictou Rollie Thompson, Halifax Cathy Dalziel, Halifax Fae Shaw, Halifax Judith Ann McPhee, Halifax Lynn Connors, Kentville Karen Leslie Hudson, Halifax Darrell Dexter, Dartmouth Roderick (Rory) Rogers, Halifax Timothy Daley, New Glasgow Sean Layden, Dartmouth Dianne Lynn McGrath, Sydney Shawna Yvonne Hoyte, Halifax “I congratulate all recipients on this special designation,” said Mr. Landry. “An independent committee has recognized these individuals for their commitment to serving the justice system, their communities and all Nova Scotians.” Queen’s Counsel appointment criteria includes a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstration of professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law. The Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee is chaired by Chief Justice Michael MacDonald. Other members of the committee include Alice Almond, Janice Beaton, Robert Dickson, Ronald MacDonald, Harvey McPhee, Harry Munro, Terry Roane, William Ryan, Kimberley Turner, and John W. Traves. Justice Minister and Attorney General Ross Landry announced today, Feb. 25, the Queen’s Counsel Advisory Committee recommendation for the appointment of 14 lawyers as recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation. The appointees are: last_img read more

Government Invests in Community Projects to Prevent Domestic Violence

first_imgTwenty-four community organizations and groups are receiving grants to prevent domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects too many Nova Scotians,” said Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, today, April 29. “What we learn from these projects, along with the deep expertise in our communities, will help build the best plan for addressing and preventing domestic violence.” The grants, totalling $912,000, are part of the work to develop Standing Together, a provincial plan to prevent domestic violence and support victims and their families. A wide range of projects are receiving grants. They include ones focused on addressing domestic violence in specific communities, including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities, as well as projects focused on engaging and developing supports for groups such as children and youth, men and boys, girls and young women and women with disabilities. “We welcome the support of the province for our project, Not Just Victims of Family Violence: Our Children, Our Future,” said Shiva Nourpanah, provincial co-ordinator of the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia. “We developed this two-year project in partnership with SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre at the IWK Health Centre. It will deliver expert, trauma-informed training on working with children who have experienced domestic and family violence to the staff of our member organizations, and put standardized, consistent practices in place across the province.” Eleven of the 24 grant recipients received Standing Together Shift grants, which provide up to $75,000 to help organizations explore, develop and test new ideas for preventing domestic violence and providing support to victims and their families. Thirteen projects received Standing Together Prevention grants. These grants provide up to $10,000 for projects that raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage people and communities to get involved and take action. Research Nova Scotia is administering the grants. The recipients were selected by an independent review committee. For a list of projects receiving grants, please see www.novascotia.ca/standingtogether .last_img read more