BILL NO. 205
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
African Nova Scotian Justice Institute Act
First Reading: October 17, 2019
AND WHEREAS a crucial aspect of redressing historical inequities, guaranteeing equal and equitable treatment and addressing racism is to be manifested through the various components of the legal system;
AND WHEREAS the 1989 report of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall, Jr., Prosecution documented some of the systemic failures of the justice system in Nova Scotia, as a result of which some significant advances have been made;
2 The Minister of Justice shall lead an intergovernmental initiative, in consultation with the African Nova Scotian community, to support the creation, by way of legislation, of an independent, community-operated African Nova Scotian Justice Institute.
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