Justice and Office of the Attorney General News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/jag/news.html Justice and Office of the Attorney General News Releases Statement regarding an appeal of the Dennis Oland court case http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.08.0454.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecution Services regarding the Dennis Oland court case and the decision not to appeal. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:53:00 -0400 New provincial court judge appointed in Edmundston http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0438.html A judicial appointment was announced today by Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:59:00 -0400 Historic ceremony honouring Indigenous traditions and cultures held at Government House http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0431.html The provincial government is working with First Nation Elders and leaders, as well as the judiciary, to ensure the process of having Eagle Feathers available for affirmations, before testifying in court, is done with the appropriate cultural protocols. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 12:48:00 -0400 Statement regarding Dennis Oland court case http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0424.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecution Services regarding the Dennis Oland court case. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:21:00 -0400 Statement regarding Alvida Ross and Mathieu Bourgoin court cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.07.0407.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services regarding the Alvida Ross and Mathieu Bourgoin court cases: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:29:00 -0400 Fredericton courthouse operations return to Queen Street on Monday http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.05.0274.html All operations of the Fredericton courthouse will return to their usual location on Queen Street beginning on Monday. Wed, 01 May 2019 14:11:00 -0400 Fredericton courthouse operations to be relocated http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.04.0226.html Due to the risk of severe flooding in Fredericton, all operations of the Fredericton courthouse will be relocated to the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre at 1350 Regent Street, across from the Regent Mall, starting on Tuesday, April 23, until further notice. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:38:00 -0400 Two new provincial court judges appointed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2019.03.0142.html Two new provincial court judges have been appointed, Justice Minister and Attorney General Andrea Anderson-Mason announced today. Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:06:00 -0400 Family justice service delivery model expanding in September http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.08.1169.html A new service delivery model will expand to Moncton next month to provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:04:00 -0400 Government intervenes in insurance board hearings http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.08.1075.html The provincial government has intervened in two New Brunswick Insurance Board hearings after insurance companies filed for rate increases. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:38:00 -0400 Government considers lawsuit related to harmful effects of opioids http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/health/news/news_release.2018.07.0988.html The provincial government is exploring the possibility of launching or participating in a lawsuit related to the harmful effects of opioids and the resulting costs and impacts on New Brunswickers. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:26:00 -0400 New booklet on grandparent rights http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.07.0872.html A new booklet called A Grandparent’s Right to Spend Time with their Grandchildren was released today by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). Sun, 01 Jul 2018 08:31:00 -0400 New hearing officers hired http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0484.html Six hearing officers have been hired to improve New Brunswickers access to the judicial system. Tue, 01 May 2018 16:23:00 -0400 New protection measures available for victims of intimate partner violence http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.05.0476.html The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act was proclaimed today in order to activate new mechanisms that can help victims of intimate partner violence. Tue, 01 May 2018 10:20:00 -0400 Increase to monetary limit for small claims court coming April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.03.0324.html As of April 1, amendments regarding the Small Claims Act will come into effect, increasing the monetary limit to $20,000. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:05:00 -0400 Service model to improve family justice processes expands into Moncton http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.03.0226.html A new service delivery model is expanding into Moncton that will provide families with an alternative, streamlined court process. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:28:00 -0400 REVISED - Monetary limit for small claims court to increase to $20,000 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1640.html The General Regulation under the Small Claims Act has been amended to increase the limit on the monetary jurisdiction of the provincial small claims court. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:18:00 -0400 Regulations to support victims of intimate partner violence posted for review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1620.html Proposed regulations under the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, outlining processes to support the operation of the act, have been posted for public review for the next 30 days. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 12:01:00 -0400 New unit dedicated to prosecution of domestic and intimate partner violence offences created http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1531.html New Brunswick’s Public Prosecution Services has established a new unit dedicated to prosecute criminal offences involving domestic and intimate partner violence. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:14:00 -0400 Coroner’s inquest ordered http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1503.html Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell has been ordered and directed by the Attorney General and the minister of Justice and Public Safety to hold an inquest into the death of Michel Vienneau pursuant to sections 7 and 8(1) of the Coroners Act. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:54:00 -0400 Statement regarding Bulger and Boudreau court cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1475.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services regarding the Bulger and Boudreau court cases: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:09:00 -0400 Queen's counsel appointments named http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1397.html Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen's counsel. Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy Vienneau made the announcement today. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:06:00 -0400 Sod-turning for new courthouse http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/news/news_release.2017.10.1394.html A sod-turning was held today to mark the official beginning of construction of a new courthouse in Fredericton. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:34:00 -0400 Saint John provincial court to reinstitute mental health docket this fall http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2017.09.1215.html A mental health docket will be reintroduced to the provincial court in Saint John in early November, four years after the last case of the former mental health court program was heard. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:55:00 -0400 Auditor general to complete property assessment review http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/executive_council/news/news_release.2017.06.0808.html The following statement was issued today by Attorney General Serge Rousselle. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:32:00 -0400 Statement regarding Bulger and Boudreau court cases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0484.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services regarding the Bulger and Boudreau court cases. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:39:00 -0400 Statement on the decision for not appealing the Court’s judgment in Gabriel Cyr’s case http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0348.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:33:00 -0400 Handbook on family law for newcomers launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0344.html A new resource on family law for newcomers is now available from the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). Family Law and Immigrants: A Handbook on Family Law Issues in New Brunswick was officially launched today at the Fredericton Public Library. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:26:00 -0400 Statement on court case regarding Gérard Comeau http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.11.1149.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services regarding the court case involving Gérard Comeau. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:54:00 -0400 Amendments to standardize judicial reassignment http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.11.1113.html The provincial government is introducing amendments to the Judicature Act to ensure appropriate communication takes place before a justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench can be reassigned. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:38:00 -0400 2016 Queen's counsel appointments named http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.10.1013.html Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen's counsel. Lt.-Gov. Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau made the announcement today. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:21:00 -0400 Family Support Orders Service to consolidate to single location in Grand Falls http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2016.08.0784.html Family Support Orders Service will transition into a consolidated model based in Grand Falls beginning in 2017, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:14:00 -0400 Booklet on family law for immigrants officially launched in five languages http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0579.html Multicultural agencies and families now have access to new tools on the subject of family law, thanks to the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:49:00 -0400 Contingency arrangements for family support payments in case of Canada Post work stoppage http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0568.html Clients who normally receive family support payments by mail are being advised by the Department of Justice and Public Safety to make alternate arrangements in the event of a possible work stoppage at Canada Post. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:55:00 -0400 Provincial directives on no criminal prosecution in respect of a physician-assisted death http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0526.html The New Brunswick Public Prosecution Services released a provincial directive to all Crown prosecutors outlining the circumstances in which there would be no criminal prosecution in respect of a physician-assisted death. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:09:00 -0400 Statement on R. v. Gérard Comeau http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.05.0367.html The following statement was issued today by Public Prosecutions Services regarding R. v. Gérard Comeau. Fri, 06 May 2016 14:03:00 -0400 Reference question about student transportation obligations filed http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.11.1056.html Attorney General Serge Rousselle announced today that the provincial government has filed a reference question with the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, asking the top court to clarify the province’s obligations with regard to providing student transportation. Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:27:00 -0400 Court to be asked to clarify student transportation obligations http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.06.0609.html The provincial government will ask the New Brunswick Court of Appeal to clarify the province’s obligations when it comes to providing student transportation through a reference question. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:59:00 -0400 Equality Day http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.04.0277.html The following statement was issued by Attorney General Serge Rousselle in recognition of April 17 as Equality Day. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:04:00 -0400 2014 Queen's counsel appointments named http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.10.1198.html Eleven New Brunswick lawyers have been appointed Queen's counsel. Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas made the announcement today. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:07:00 -0400 Statement on withdrawal of charges http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.09.11128.html Assistant Deputy Attorney General Luc Labonté released the following statement on the withdrawal of charges against Andrew Harvey, David Harvey and Fred Harvey: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:59:00 -0400 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:53:00 -0400