Title

Support and Protect: Review of the Nova Scotia Responses to the Pandemic, Mass Shooting and Police Brutality

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2020

Keywords

Mass shooting, COVID-19, police brutality, prisons, regulatory bodies, housing, childcare, income assistance, health care

Abstract

The Support and Protect team examined the Government of Nova Scotia's responses to recent events, identifying six core areas in need of improvement to better protect and support Nova Scotians: access to resources and safe spaces during crisis; access to online communication and technological resources; police and incarceration; dysfunctional regulatory bodies and court systems; the trifecta of support (housing, income assistant, and access to healthcare); and childcare and child protection. The team's report highlights some of the barriers to innovative and sustainable solutions in these areas and recommendations for new ways forward.

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