Other Courts In Canada

Decisions of the
Courts of Canada

The Courts of Nova Scotia post their decisions on this website daily
RECENT DECISIONS >>

The NS Courts' past decisions can be searched and accessed on the
DECISIONS DATABASE >>

Decisions (judgements) of Canada's other Courts are available on their own websites (linnks to the left) or from the Canadian Legal Information Institute:
CanLII NATIONAL DATABASE >>

NOTE: Not all court decisions are posted on websites and uploaded to databases. However, except for a few that are, by law, not publicly available (such as the files of the Youth Criminal Justice Court) decisions of the Courts are available at the courthouse in which the case was heard.

Arms Courts of Alberta >> Arms Courts of Nova Scotia >>
Arms Courts of British Columbia >> Arms Courts of Ontario >>
Arms Courts of Manitoba >> Arms Courts of Prince Edward Island >>
Arms Courts of New Brunswick >> Arms Courts/Tribunaux of/de Québec >>
Arms Courts of Newfoundland & Labrador >> Arms Courts of Saskatchewan >>
Arms Courts of the Northwest Territories >> Arms Courts of Yukon Territory >>
SCOC Crest Supreme Court of Canada >> FCOC Crest Federal Court of Canada >>
CHRT Crest Canadian Human Rights Tribunal >> FTCOC Crest Tax Court of Canada >>

 

Government Departments, Agencies, And Organizations

THE CANADIAN JUDICIAL COUNCIL >> a federal body created under the Judges Act  with the mandate to promote efficiency, uniformity, and accountability, and to improve the quality of judicial service in the superior courts of Canada. On of the CJC's responsibility is to deal with complaints about the conduct of Judges.

 

Criminal Justice Transformation Group

An action group working toward transformational change in the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia.

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR FEDERAL JUDICIAL AFFAIRS >> provides federally-appointed Judges with administrative services independent of the Federal Department of Justice. Among other responsibilities, the Office of the Commissioner is responsibler for evaluating candidates for federal judicial appointment.

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES >> The (CSCJA) represents approximately 1,000 judges who serve on the superior courts and courts of appeal of each province and territory, as well as on the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Tax Court of Canada.

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL >>  is a professional, voluntary organization which represents some 37,000 lawyers, judges, notaries, law teachers, and law students from across Canada.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - CANADA >> is responsible for, among other things, Canada's federal justice system. The country's Judiciary is, by constitutional imperative, independent of the federal Department of Justice as well.

Some Frequently-Referenced
Canadian Laws

CANADIAN CONSTITUTION >>

CDN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS >>

THE CRIMINAL CODE OF CANADA >>

YOUTH CRMINAL JUSTICE ACT >>

CANADA'S DIVORCE ACT >>

FEDERAL CHILD SUPPORT REGULATIONS >>

NOVA SCOTIA FAMILY COURT ACT >>

NOVA SCOTIA FAMILY COURT RULES >>

NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL COURT ACT >>

NS MAINTENANCE AND CUSTODY ACT >>

NS CHILD MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES >>

FEDERAL CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES >>

NOVA SCOTIA JUDICATURE ACT >>

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE - NOVA SCOTIA >> is responsible for, among other things, the Province's justice system including the functional administration of the Courts. The Nova Scotia Judiciary is, by constitutional imperative, independent of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE OF NOVA SCOTIA >> This site explains the role of the Public Prosecution Service and the job of the Crown Attorney. Anybody interested in criminal prosecutions will find this site informative, particularly those who become involved in a prosecution as a witness, as a victim, or, perhaps, as an accused individual.

NOVA SCOTIA'S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY OFFICE >> This site contains a variety of information pertaining to the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP), the municipal Part XX Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Office.

LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF NOVA SCOTIA >> is an independent advisor to the Government and is not a government department. The independence of the Commission enables it to make recommendations for law reform in a non-partisan manner.

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGES >> The (CAPCJ) is a federation of provincial and territorial judges’ associations. Founded in 1973, its membership now includes most of the over 1,000 provincial and territorial judges in Canada.

CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION - NOVA SCOTIA >> is the voice of the legal profession in Nova Scotia, representing lawyers, judges, law teachers and law students throughout the Province.

NOVA SCOTIA BARRISTERS' SOCIETY >> (NSBS) is the public interest regulator of the Province's legal profession. The Society sets and maintains licensing and admissions standards for lawyers. it is also the regulatory and disciplinary body of the legal profession.

L'Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse >> Créée en 1994, s'engage à promouvoir l'accessibilité des services juridiques en français à la population acadienne, francophone et francophile de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

LEGAL INFORMATION SOCIETY OF NOVA SCOTIA >> is a charitable organization that enables Nova Scotians to; have access to legal information; solve legal problems with informed choices; act on their rights and responsibilities in accordance with the law.

DALHOUSIE SCHULICH SCHOOL OF LAW >> Established in 1883, the law school at Dalhousie University in Halifax was the first university-based law school in Canada.

DALHOUSIE LEGAL AID SERVICE >> is a community-based office in the north-central neighbourhood of Halifax offering legal services. It also is a clinical program for law students and is operated by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.

NOVA SCOTIA LEGAL AID >>  delivers quality legal representation to qualified applicants with priority for matters involving the liberty and civil rights of individual clients and for matters involving the integrity and protection of an individual's family.

 

Other Websites and Resource Materials

Family Law Logo

A website that offers more information relating to the law, the processes, and the services that make up family law in Nova Scotia. Thus site will help you better understand your family law issue and provide tools to help solve your problem.

WEB-BASED LEGAL RESOURCES IN NOVA SCOTIA >>

"FAMILIES CHANGE" >> A website offering information for families experiencing separation and divorce.

THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF NOVA SCOTIA >> A collection of the Province's laws and regulations which are currently in effect.

THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF CANADA >> A collection of the Country's laws and regulations which are currently in effect.

CANADA'S SYSTEM OF JUSTICE >> This section of the federal Department of Justice website proivides basic information on a range of topics from "What is the Law" to "The Judicial Structure".

CANADA'S COURT SYSTEM >> This section of the federal Department of Justice website provides a general description of the court system in Canada – the types and levels of courts and their responsibilities.

THE CRIMINAL CASE - STEP BY STEP >> A simple explanation of how a Canadian criminal prosecution works - prepared by the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service.