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Nova Scotia. Department of the Solicitor General

Other forms of name:
Nova Scotia. Solicitor General

From 1760 to 1867 the solicitor general was the junior law officer of the crown, serving as deputy or assistant attorney general. The office of Solicitor General was abolished in 1867. In 1987 the office was re-established as a department of government and responsibility for policing and correctional services transferred to it from the Department of the Attorney General. The Solicitor General was also Provincial Secretary and responsible for the provincial firearms office as well as the registry of regulations. In 1993 the Department of the Solicitor General was abolished and its functions resumed by the Department of Justice.

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1988 c. 30, 1993 c. 38; Order in Council 87-1455 (3 Dec. 1987).

see also Department of Justice



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