Justice and Public Safety

The Department of Justice and Public Safety ensures the impartial administration of justice and the protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Public Safety.

Latest News

    • Minister Announces Queen’s Counsel Appointments

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety is pleased to announce the province’s newest appointments to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
    • Minister Parsons Announces Appointment to Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety, today announced that Christopher Pike has been appointed to the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities (PUB).
    • Newfoundland and Labrador a Leader in Collecting Court-Ordered Child and Spousal Support

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety.
    • Legislation Passed to Support Province in National Class Action Against Opioid Manufacturers and Wholesalers

      Legislation to support the recovery of health care costs suffered as a result of opioid-related wrongs has passed in the House of Assembly. The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, announced in September that Newfoundland and Labrador supports the national class action launched by British Columbia against opioid manufacturers and wholesalers.
    • Human Rights Commission Announces Winners of 2019 Human Rights Awards

      During a ceremony today at Government House in St. John's, the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission presented the 2019 Human Rights Award to Jessie Lawrence, 2SLGBTQ+ Advocate and Youth Activist.
    • Media Advisory: Minister Parsons Available to Media

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, will hold a media availability today (Thursday, December 5) to address an ongoing RNC investigation into the death of an inmate at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary on November 6, 2019.
    • Media Advisory: 2019 Human Rights Award Ceremony

      The Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission will present the annual Human Rights Award at a ceremony tomorrow (Thursday, December 5). The event begins at 2:35 p.m. with the award being presented at 3:00 p.m. at Government House in St. John's.
    • Human Rights Commission Announces Nominees for the 2019 Human Rights Award

      Today, the Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the nominees for the 2019 Human Rights Awards. The annual award recognizes an individual who has made and/or continues to make a meaningful contribution to advancing and furthering human rights in the province.
    • Legislation Introduced to Protect Against Intimate Partner Violence

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, introduced a Bill designed to further protect those at risk of intimate partner violence.
    • Ministerial Statement - Minister Congratulates RNC Intimate Partner Violence Unit

      The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety:
    • Nominations Closing Soon for Human Rights Award

      The Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador would like to advise the public that nominations are closing for the annual Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award on October 31. This award will recognize an individual, living or deceased, who has made and/or continues to make a meaningful contribution to advancing and furthering human rights in the province.
    • Public Advisory: Residents Cautioned About Fraudulent Phone Calls Related to Jury Duty Exemptions

      The Department of Justice and Public Safety is warning the public of a phone scam offering jury duty exemptions.
    • Public Advisory: Residents Cautioned About Fraudulent Phone Calls Related to Jury Duty Exemptions

      The Department of Justice and Public Safety is warning the public of a phone scam offering jury duty exemptions.
    • Media Advisory: Minister Parsons to Bring Greetings at Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference

      The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General will bring greetings at the opening of the 27th Atlantic Women in Law Enforcement Conference. The event will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, October 16) at 8:45 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square, St. John’s.
    • Provincial Government to Modernize Public Safety Radio System

      The Provincial Government is seeking qualifications from businesses interested in designing, building, operating, and maintaining a single, province-wide public safety radio system to be used by government and first responders.