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Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter addresses a news conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter addresses a news conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
(Andrew Vaughan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

N.S. government criticized for delay in proclaiming law that would help domestic abuse victims

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Violence against women is top of mind in Nova Scotia in the aftermath of the tragic death of teenager Rehteah Parsons. So, a near seven-month delay by the NDP government in proclaiming a new law aimed at helping victims of abuse is causing concern among women’s groups and opposition critics.