June 17: Province Hires OHS Prosecutor
The government hired a prosecutor to focus on workplace safety investigations. Alex Keaveny, a Halifax Crown attorney, will provide investigators with advice before charges and prosecute offences. He’ll also be involved in education and training for safety officers and managers at the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Such training will focus on what to look for during an investigation and how to gather evidence that can effectively support a court case. Investigators will also receive training focused on criminal negligence charges under Bill C-45 (aka the Westray Bill).