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Class Action

PATH is in the process of starting a class proceeding against Nova Scotia for the lockdowns experienced in provincial custody. This class action is still pending and has not yet been certified by the Court.


PATH has initiated a class action against the Attorney General of Nova Scotia, citing claims of a systematic imposition of extended lockdowns on people in custody within Nova Scotia's Correctional Facilities.

During these lockdowns, prisoners find themselves confined to their cells over and above what is customary. These lockdowns can happen with little to no notice and last an indefinite amount of time. 

The class action contends that the Province has displayed negligence and violated various rights outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Progress and Updates

On March 4, 2024, PATH filed a Notice of Action with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia seeking to have the class action certified.

Next steps

A judge has to say it is okay for the case to proceed as a class action. The Court hearing asking the judge for permission to proceed as a class action is called a “Certification Application”. 


If you think you may be a part of this class action, you are not required to take any steps at this moment. However, you are welcome to complete this form to let us know of your interest: Potential Class Member Form.

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