Michael Gorman | CBC News | Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2023 3:12 PM | Last Updated: September 21st
“Nova Scotia's justice minister says his government will not ban the use of non-disclosure agreements in cases of sexual assault and harassment, but Brad Johns could not explain his reasoning for the decision when asked on Thursday… Liz LeClair, who works with the Can't Buy My Silence advocacy campaign, said in an interview that the government's position is not surprising. ‘They're not listening to the people who are marginalized, they're not listening to the people who are on the front lines of these issues…They are a way to keep predatory people within the workplace and other organizations, allowing them to continue to harass and harm others. There is nothing beneficial about not passing this bill.’ "
Michael Gorman | CBC News | Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2023 3:37 PM | Last Updated: September 22nd
“ 'This is just a government who doesn’t want to protect women on these sorts of matters,' says Ron Pink. A Halifax-based lawyer who supports the banning of non-disclosure agreements in cases of sexual assault and harassment says he doesn't understand the Nova Scotia government's lack of action on the issue. ‘This is silliness to me — just silliness…"I can't imagine who [Justice Minister Brad Johns] is protecting.… He's protecting somebody, but certainly not the women of this province.’ "