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A shipment of over 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle border crossing

Posted August 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced border services officers at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle port of entry made a large seizure of 15,330 kg of contraband tobacco on August 20, 2014.

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Winnipeg man arrested for unauthorized importation of firearms

Posted August 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently entered into an investigation involving an individual suspected of importing firearms/weapons from the United States into Canada.

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Edmonton woman faces immigration fraud charges

Posted August 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid four charges against Janet Chen Macaulay for alleged fraud while acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant. Macaulay faces two offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and two of…

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Wanted by the CBSA program results in 58th arrest

Posted August 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the arrest of Taniasue Marie Parchment who was featured on the “Wanted by the CBSA” list.

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Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta Receives Funding to Continue Helping Victims of Crime

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $318,745 in funding for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (ACT Alberta) to help the organization continue to provide a variety of services to victims of crime. Minister MacKay was joined by…

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Federal Victims Strategy and Victims Fund

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Federal Victims Strategy was created in 2007 and made permanent in 2011. The objective of the Strategy, which is led by the Department of Justice Canada, is to give victims a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. The Department of Ju…

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Edmonton to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe.

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Time-Limited Operational Funding

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Time-Limited Operational Funding (TLOF) is one component of the Victims Fund, a grants and contributions program administered by the Department of Justice Canada under the Federal Victims Strategy. TLOF grants help non-government victim-serving organiz…

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Moving Forward On Aquaculture Activities Regulations

Posted August 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is taking extra steps to increase sustainable aquaculture production in Canada while protecting the environment by proposing these new Aquaculture Activities Regulations.

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Kamloops to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was …

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CBSA marks new modular port facility at West Poplar River

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the new modular port at West Poplar River in southern Saskatchewan. CBSA President Luc Portelance and Vice-President of Comptrollership Claude Rochette marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting c…

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Minister MacKay Will Hold a Roundtable

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Cathy McLeod, M.P. for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversi…

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Minister Blaney highlights the Government of Canada’s Safe and Sensible Firearms Policies

Posted August 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Blaney highlights the Government of Canada’s Safe and Sensible Firearms Policies

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Vancouver to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 19, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was …

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Minister MacKay Will Hold a Media Teleconference

Posted August 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will hold a teleconference to discuss criminal justice issues.

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Ministers MacKay and Findlay Will Hold a Roundtable

Posted August 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, M.P. for Delta-Richmond East, Minister of National Revenue, will hold a media availability be…

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CBSA announces enforcement highlights

Posted August 18, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced enforcement highlights for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

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Firearm seized at the Port of Chief Mountain

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Criminal Investigations Section of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid two charges under the Customs Act and two charges under the Criminal Code following a firearm seizure at the Chief Mountain port of entry.

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Richmond Hill to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was …

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Charges laid in two separate firearm seizures at North Portal

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that the Criminal Investigations Unit has laid eight charges in two separate firearms seizure at the North Portal port of entry.

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Brampton to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was …

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Minister MacKay Will Hold a Media Availability

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Costas Menegakis, M.P. for Richmond Hill, will hold a media availability after taking part in a roundtable discussion on criminal ju…

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Minister MacKay to Participate in a Photo Opportunity

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by Costas Menegakis, M.P. for Richmond Hill, and Eric Joliffe, Chief of the York Regional Police, will participate in a phot…

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<em>Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act</em>

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada’s comprehensive and “made-in-Canada” approach to address prostitution includes two essential parts-criminal law reform, in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Canada v. Bedford, and support for vulnerable pers…

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in London to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was …

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CBSA Pacific Region sees a 54% increase in firearm seizures

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that between April 1 and June 30, 2014, there were 37 firearm seizures in the Pacific Region, compared to 24 seizures for the same period last year. This is a 54% increase.

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Suspected marijuana and undeclared gun seized at Southern Alberta ports

Posted August 13, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made two significant seizures at the Coutts and Carway Alberta border crossings over the August long weekend.

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Minister MacKay Will Hold a Media Availability

Posted August 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Kyle Seeback, M.P. for Brampton West, will hold a media availability after taking part in a roundtable discussion on criminal justic…

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Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury&mdash;Concrete Reinforcing Bar from China, Korea and Turkey

Posted August 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of …

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CBSA seizes 858 kg of hashish at the Port of Montreal

Posted August 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made a 858 kg hashish seizure at its Port of Montreal Container Examination Facility.

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Minister MacKay Will Hold a Media Availability

Posted August 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Susan Truppe, M.P. for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, will hold a media availability before th…

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Minister Valcourt Announces Measures to Advance Treaty Negotiations and Reconciliation

Posted July 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

At this meeting, Minister Valcourt announced that the Government of Canada is taking further action to help advance treaty negotiations

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Statement – Taking The First Nations Financial Transparency Act One Step Further Toward Accountable and Transparent First Nation Governments

Posted July 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today:
First Nations, like all Canadians, deserve transparency and accountability from their elected officials.

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Minister Blaney announces the removal from Canada of 20 convicted human traffickers

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the removal from Canada of 20 members of a human trafficking criminal organization that had operated in the Hamilton area. The individuals were all part…

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Minister Blaney announces the removal from Canada of 20 convicted human traffickers

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the removal from Canada of 20 members of a human trafficking criminal organization that had operated in the Hamilton area. The individuals were all part…

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Minister Blaney announces the removal from Canada of 20 convicted human traffickers

Posted July 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the removal from Canada of 20 members of a human trafficking criminal organization that had operated in the Hamilton area. The individuals were all part…

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Minister MacKay Holds Meetings with Irish Counterparts

Posted July 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay held meetings with Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister of Justice and Equality and Máire Whelan, the Attorney General of the Republic of Ireland to discuss cyberbullying – an issue which has no borders but that has serious repercussions in our communities; tackling child sexual offenses and impaired driving as well as other justice-related topics of mutual interest.

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Coming into Force of the <em>Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act</em>

Posted July 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Bill C-14, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, came into force across Canada today. This new legislation strengthens the Criminal Code’s decision-making process relating to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) on account of men…

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<em>Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act</em>

Posted July 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to standing up for victims of crime and making streets and communities safer for Canadians. The Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act will ensure that public safety comes first in the decision-making process with r…

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Sixth annual meeting of Quintet of Attorneys General concludes

Posted July 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay today concluded two days of group discussions and bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This constructive collab…

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