Category: Government Updates

Government Introduces Legislation to Increase Organ and Tissue Donation

Government Introduces Legislation to Increase Organ and Tissue Donation

Organ and tissue donation saves lives and gives hope to those waiting for life-saving transplants. The Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act, introduced today, April 2, will make it possible for all Nova Scotians to donate their organs and tissue, unless they opt out. Nova Scotia would be the first jurisdiction in North America to […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in […]

Expanded Supports for Sexual Assault Victims

Expanded Supports for Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of sexual assault will now have access to free legal representation to challenge applications to have their past sexual history considered as part of the evidence in criminal court cases. Nova Scotia will be among the first provinces to respond to a recent federal legislative amendment providing complainants in sexual assault cases with the […]