Where is our beautiful world? What should it look, how should it sound, how can we find it? Let’s figure out how to get there at our CUPE Nova Scotia “All Committees” conference where we will collectively, grapple with these questions and more.
Your Health Care Bargaining Committee has spent the past several weeks preparing for a mediation arbitration hearing set for the last week of July with mediator arbitrator William Kaplan. The Committee has worked closely over the last eight weeks with lawyers at Pink Larkin to continue to narrow the issues and prepare our case. That … Read more…
from Halifax Herald Opinion page July 10, 2018
Nova Scotians should be proud of our status as a trailblazer in the field of restorative justice. In November 2016, we added adult restorative justice to the legislative framework, to media fanfare across the country. We are the only province where anyone ages 12 and up can, under the correct circumstances, be diverted out of the criminal justice system into a healing restorative justice process.
What we should be less proud of is that zero extra dollars and zero extra staff have been added to restorative justice since the addition of adults to the program. At the agency I work, caseload has jumped almost 150 per cent.