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MacLean, Livingstone, Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia Remedy Decision Dec 05, 2019

Complainants in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia were awarded damages in the remedy decision issued Dec.

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2019 Human Rights Awards Nov 28, 2019

Each year the Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards are presented on International Human Rights Day, December 10th.  This year's presentation event will take place in Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library beginning at 9:00 a.m. Doors open at 8:30.

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Street Checks Legal Opinion Oct 18, 2019

Since the Commission’s release of Dr. Wortley’s street checks report there has been considerable questioning surrounding the issue of the legality of street check practices. Dr.

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