Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of administrative and operational files, the titles of which have been entered into a database providing access by department code number, date and physical arrangement. Major topics covered by the files include the Last Tango in Paris case, (concerning the province's film classification powers), probation, community involvement with corrections, proposed legislation, and Supreme Court of Canada or Appeal Court cases in which the province considered intervention.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence and subject files of Attorney-General Richard A. Donahoe arranged according to a file classification system used in his office that assigned a number and sub-number to broad classes of material. Items within each file are arranged chronologically. The material in this series reflects, for the most part, Donahoe's activities as a member of the legislature and cabinet rather than as Attorney-General.Donahoe, Richard A.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of briefs and letters which were submitted to A. William Cox, QC, Chair, and to the members of the Attorney-General's Committee on Legal Aid.Committee for the Study of Legal Aid in Nova Scotia
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of reports filed with the Attorney General's department by provincial magistrates judges concerning the advisability of holding a formal inquest or magisterial inquiry concerning a death, or containing the results of such an inquest or inquiry. Under the Coroners Act and its 1960 replacement the Fatalities Inquiry Act, local coroners or medical examiners were required to report on all instances of death where there was reason to suspect foul play, the cause of death was unknown, the person died in jail, or another statute required a report. These reports give the name of the deceased, the cause of death, some particulars of identification such as age or occupation, and a recommendation about the need for a formal inquiry or inquest respecting the cause of the death. These reports were then filed with the Clerk of the Crown in the county where the death occurred, and with a provincial stipendiary magistrate who would then decide on holding a formal inquest or inquiry. If no further action was indicated, this was reported to the Attorney General for review. When such an inquest or formal inquiry was held, the report was also forwarded to the Attorney General.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence and other materials relating to wartime matters. Most files contain records relating to difficulties enlisted personnel had with provincial statutes or information about particular problems of individual provincial officials regarding wartime restrictions. In addition there is material relating to Victory Loan campaigns, post-war rehabilitation of the provincial economy, copies of regulations and other wartime legislation distributed by the federal government and minutes and other materials concerning the Provincial Civilian Emergency Committee which dealt with matters such as civilian preparedness, air raid precautions and blackout regulations.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence, forms, and reports relating to individuals remanded to the Nova Scotia Hospital for psychiatric evaluation pursuant to a case before a criminal court. Case files may include initial police reports and charges, remands from a judge, psychiatric and medical evaluations, subsequent correspondence with and recommendations to the Attorney-General, Lieutenant Governor's warrants suspending a criminal proceeding and authorizing the long-term committal of an individual to the Nova Scotia Hospital and proceedings before the Nova Scotia Board of Review regarding the eventual disposition of such individuals.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of general correspondence on routine matters (1849-1863, 1865-1875, 1881-1885); and two letter books (1908 and 1922). Each letter book contains an index.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence regarding the Franchise Act, 1920-1962, correspondence, reports and proceedings concerning the Conferences of Commissioners on Uniformity of Legislation in Canada, 1927-1977 and the national Council on the Administration of Justice, 1958-1977, correspondence relating to law reform commissions in other Canadian jurisdictions, 1962-1972, information regarding landlord and tenant legislation, 1972-1975, and information circulated by the federal government regarding treaties and conventions, 1919-1972. The series also contains the precedent and form file maintained by John A. Y. MacDonald, departmental solicitor from 1937 and Deputy Attorney General from 1957-1969, records of proceedings under the Treasure Trove Act (primarily concerning Oak Island), 1970-1971, and records relating to the compensation arbitration regarding rights of the Oxford Paper Company that were extinguished by the creation of Cape Breton Highlands National Park in 1936. There are also miscellaneous files relating to particular acts and departmental activities.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of files relating to criminal code revision, corrections and other penal matters. In particular the series contains files relating to extradition requests for prisoners to be arraigned in Nova Scotian courts; dockets and other files relating to criminal proceedings in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; file, reports and correspondence relating to criminal code revisions and uniformity of legislation, and RCMP contract statistics for provincial policing. Additionally the series contains reports and minutes of meetings relating to the consideration of the report of Justice Gerald Fauteux released in 1956 and titled: Report of the committee appointed to investigate into the principles and procedures followed in the remission services of the Department of Justice of Canada. This report studied the prison system of Canada and the provinces and lead to the creation of new reform institutions and sentencing procedures.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of correspondence, transcribed proceedings and other records relating primarily to federal-provincial relations and the celebration of Canada's centennial in 1967. Includes materials relating to the Rowell / Sirois Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations, 1937-40, and other Dominion - Provincial conferences and agreements, 1921-1959 and correspondence, reports, architectural plans and promotional materials accumulated by Attorney General Richard Donahoe as chair of Nova Scotia's committee for Canada's centennial and as Nova Scotia's representative to the national centennial committee including detailed information on all Nova Scotia, provincial and municipal, centennial projects, 1959-1968. Series also includes: agreements and contracts concerning the Mersey paper development, 1928-1964; memorandum relating to Order in Council appointments recommended by the Attorney General, ca 1869-1906; 1958-1977; correspondence and reports concerning arrangments regarding the Halifax - Dartmouth bridges, 1952-1972; legal matters regarding provincial ferries, 1957-1972; correspondence and reports from the Provincial Fire Marshal regarding provincial jails and lockups, 1975-1978; minutes and other board materials from the provincial crown corporation, Strait of Canso Superport, Ltd., 1973-4; files regarding the Interdepartmental Committee on Human Rights, 1963-1968; agenda materials from Atlantic Premiers Conferences, 1957-60; files relating to the closure of mainland coal mines, 1960-75; and other materials.
Series forms part of Department of the Attorney General fonds and consists of copies of regulations compiled by the Registrar of Regulations. Regulations are rules that address the details and practical applications of Acts. (Acts are also called Statutes or Laws). The series includes regulations that have been passed by Order in Council as well as others that may only require the approval of a board or minister. The 1973 Regulations Act prescribed the numbering system used. Each regulation is assigned a sequential number followed by 2 digits for the year it was passed. For example, 1/42 means it was the first regulation passed in 1942.