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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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Minister of Justice to Attend Sixth Annual Meeting of the Quintet of Attorneys General: Event Provides a Forum for Discussion on a Range of Crime and Justice Issues That Transcend Borders

Posted July 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay will take part in the 6th annual meeting of the Quintet of Attorneys General, which will be held in London, England, from July 9 to 11, 2014. Minister MacKay will be joined by his counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ¿ countries with which Canada shares democratic values, legal traditions, and similar justice system challenges.

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Minister MacKay Presents Highlights of Federal Government Action on Criminal Justice Issues at Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Criminal Law Program

Posted July 7, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay spoke at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Criminal Law Program in Halifax where he highlighted the federal government’s actions and priorities on criminal justice issues.

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review&mdash;Oil Country Tubular Goods from China

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on March 23, 2010, in Inquiry No. NQ-2009-004, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping and subsidizing of oil country tubular goods f…

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The CNSC’s Proposed Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2014 published in Canada Gazette, Part 1

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

On June 28, 2014, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) proposed Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2014 were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette in order to provide an opportunity for interested Canadians to rev…

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Statement – Government of Canada to Review SCC Decision in Roger William case

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

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today:

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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable to Discuss <em>Victims Bill of Rights Act</em>

Posted June 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay held a roundtable in Saint John, New Brunswick, to discuss Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, with justice advocates. Minister MacKay was joined at the roundtable by Rodney Weston, M.P. for Saint John.

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Tla’amin Final Agreement Act Receives Royal Assent

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

Today, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt welcomed Royal Assent of legislation that clearly demonstrates the Harper Government’s commitment to working in partnership with First Nations to create the…

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Balanced, Modern Copyright for Canadian Creators and Consumers

Posted June 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Harper Government Announces the Coming into Force of the Notice and Notice Regime

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Tribunal Initiates Inquiry&mdash;Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey

Posted June 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) hereby gives notice that, pursuant to subsection 34(2) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), it has initiated a preliminary injury inquiry to determine whether the evidence discloses a reaso…

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The CBSA initiates investigations into the dumping and subsidizing of certain concrete reinforcing bar

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it is initiating investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Rep…

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Statement from Minister Blaney on the induction ceremony of CBSA officer trainees

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement to congratulate trainees who have successfully completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the Canada Border Service…

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Canada Border Services Agency celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) congratulates trainees who have completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec. The following were recognized for their academic excellence or leadership or for exe…

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Statement by the Minister of Justice Regarding Legislation in Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling in <em>Attorney General of Canada v. Bedford et al</em>

Posted June 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, issued the following statement:

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

Posted June 4, 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 to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted June 4, 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 make an announcement.

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Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Posted May 23, 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, today announced the appointment of Tara Erskine as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for a three-year term.

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Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

Posted May 23, 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, today announced the appointment of Lisa Gallivan as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for a three-year term.

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review&mdash;Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate And High-strength Low-alloy Steel Plate from Ukraine

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on February 2, 2010, in Inquiry No. NQ-2009-003, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high st…

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Tribunal Finds Threat of Injury&mdash;Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate from Brazil, Denmark, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and South Korea

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate, originating in or exported from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Indonesia, the Italian Republic, Japan,…

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Government Response to the RCMP National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Posted May 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay has issued the following statement on the RCMP’s National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, which was released today:

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Ahoy there! CBSA reminds boaters of their reporting responsibilities

Posted May 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As the warm weather finally arrives and the 2014 boating seasons begins in earnest, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to remind boaters enjoying Canada’s waters of their responsibilities under the Customs Act.

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Do we live in a police state? God damned right we do!

Posted May 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

OK folks, here’s the scene: The engineer in charge of that train in blew up in Lac-Megantic last year has been charged! BUT! That’s not the reason for this article bunky! OH NO! NOW! HERE’S THE RUB, KIDS, AND WHY THESE COPS ARE OUR “ASSHOLES OF THE DAY!” The train engineer knew the cops were […]

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Statement by Minister Valcourt in reaction to Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today issued the following statement in response to the report of UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Minister Finley responds to Auditor General’s 2014 Spring Report

Posted May 6, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today responded to the findings in the Auditor General Spring 2014 Report for which her department has responsibility.

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Ministers Blaney and Alexander open the Five Country Conference on migration and security

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander , today welcomed immigration officials from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United…

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Minister MacKay Announces Funding to Assist Gang-involved Young Offenders Gain New Skills

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $604,372 in funding to the Child Development Institute’s Centre for Children Committing Offences (CCCO). The funding is supporting their Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) for Youth in Custody project, which helps a…

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review&mdash;Certain Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an expiry review of its order made on January 6, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-001, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of certain carbon steel fasteners originating in or expo…

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Kingsway seafood store fined $12,000 for selling undersized crab

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The owners of a Kingsway seafood store pled guilty on Monday, February 17, 2014, in Vancouver Provincial Court, to contraventions of the Fisheries Act. The Honourable Judge William Kitchen ordered Yat Ming Enterprises Ltd. to pay a fine of $12,000 and …

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Minister Mackay to Make Funding Announcement

Posted April 23, 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 make a funding announcement.

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Canada and Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation Sign Settlement Agreement of the 1895 Surrender Specific Claim

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

Negotiated settlements help rebuild relationships and generate benefits for all Canadians.

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Minister Valcourt and First Nations celebrate progress on First Nations Governance

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

First Nations Elections Act to provide the foundation for First Nations to elect strong, stable and transparent governments

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