Jus­tice Depart­ment has no ac­ces­si­ble wash­room

Truro Daily News - - OBITUARIES/PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX – Nova Sco­tia’s jus­tice min­is­ter has re­vealed the build­ing that houses her depart­ment doesn’t have a prop­erly ac­ces­si­ble wash­room, even as her bu­reau­crats are re­draft­ing the prov­ince’s pro­posed ac­ces­si­bil­ity leg­is­la­tion.

Diana Whalen says she was shocked to learn the gov­ern­ment-leased Joseph Howe build­ing was ren­o­vated two years ago with­out an ac­ces­si­ble wash­room that will meet new re­quire­ments.

She says she has au­tho­rized an ex­pen­di­ture of $27,000 to build a new wash­room on one floor in the build­ing.

Whalen says the prob­lem high­lights the need to find out what’s needed for other gov­ern­ment build­ings.

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