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Statement from Minister MacKay to mark Belonging: National Day to End Bullying

Posted May 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, issued the following statement to mark Belonging: National Day to End Bullying:

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MPCC Chair in Annual Report 2014: “Ensuring accountability depends on access to information”

Posted May 6, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

‘Ensuring Accountability’ is more than just the title of the annual report tabled today in the House of Commons by the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC).

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Nova Scotia Judicial Appointment Announced

Posted May 5, 2015 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 following appointment:

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Ontario Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted May 5, 2015 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 following appointments:

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New Brunswick Judicial Appointment Announced

Posted May 5, 2015 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 following appointment:

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Federal Court Judicial Appointment Announced

Posted May 5, 2015 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 following appointment:

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Minister MacKay partners with police associations to launch call for nominations for the Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Awards

Posted May 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay launched the call for nominations for the 2015 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Awards.

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Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award 2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Police Association (CPA).

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March enforcement highlights from southern Manitoba

Posted April 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of March 2015 highlights from the border crossings in southern Manitoba. This sampling underscores the CBSA’s commitment to protecting Canada’s security and prosperity.

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March enforcement/border highlights from southern Alberta

Posted April 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of March 2015 highlights from the border crossings in southern Alberta. This sampling underscores the CBSA’s commitment to protecting Canada’s security and prosperity.

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March enforcement highlights from southern Saskatchewan

Posted April 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of March 2015 highlights from the border crossings in southern Saskatchewan. This sampling underscores the CBSA’s commitment to protecting Canada’s security and prosperity.

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Minister Blaney Highlights the Royal Assent of the Fairness for the Victims of Violent Offenders Act

Posted April 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney and Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, David Sweet, highlighted the Royal Assent of the Fairness for the Victims of Violent O…

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Lunenburg County Fishery Convictions

Posted April 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Maritimes Region announced today that a Lunenburg County man has been convicted and fined a total of $70,000 under the Fisheries Act for failing to provide an accurate hail of fish on board hi…

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Government of Canada Holds Vancouver Symposium for 10th Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

Posted April 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond-East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed participants to a federal symposium for the 1…

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Yarmouth County Fishery Convictions

Posted April 22, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA ¿ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region announced today that two Yarmouth County men, arrested in 2012 for possessing 6,222 illegal-sized lobsters, were convicted last week and fined a total of $62,500 under the Fisheries Act.

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Magna Carta and the Development of Law around the World

Posted April 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Notes for an address by
The Honourable Peter MacKay, PC, MP
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
For the
Panel Presentation Global Law Summit Session
“Magna Carta and the Development of Law around the World”

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The Costs of Crime in Canada

Posted April 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Notes for an address by The Honourable Peter MacKay, PC, MP Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015

Posted April 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015

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Government of Canada Launches 10th Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

Posted April 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada Launches 10th Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

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Government Actions to Protect Canadians and Recognize the Rights of Victims

Posted April 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government Actions to Protect Canadians and Recognize the Rights of Victims

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Legislation to Keep Contraband Tobacco Off Canadian Streets Comes Into Force

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister and Attorney General Peter MacKay and Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary and MP for Moncton-Dieppe-Riverview, announced that the Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act has now come into force.

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<em>Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act</em>

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government has advanced its efforts to combat the trafficking and cross-border smuggling of contraband tobacco by creating a new Criminal Code offence with mandatory minimum penalties of imprisonment for repeat offenders. Many of these offenders ar…

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Minister of Justice to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted April 9, 2015 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 Bob Dechert, M.P. for Mississauga-Erindale and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, will make a funding an…

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Crab Fisherman to Pay More than $20,000 in Fines and Forteitures for Fishing an Area not Specified in his Licence

Posted April 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

April 7, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Chesley Coish of Hilgrade has been convicted of two counts of fishing in an area not specified in his crab license, a violation of the Fishery (General) Regulations. One occurrence took place in 2012 and the other in 2013.

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Tribunal Finds Threat of Injury&mdash;Oil Country Tubular Goods Originating in or Exported from Nine Countries

Posted April 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, Ontario, April 2, 2015-The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today found that the dumping of oil country tubular goods, originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Rep…

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Legislation Comes Into Force to Ensure Offenders Comply With Court Orders Prohibiting Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use

Posted March 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay today announced the coming into force of the Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act. The legislation supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to help ke…

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Drug and Alcohol Prohibition Compliance

Posted March 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act amends the Criminal Code to establish the ability of police and probation officers to collect bodily samples from offenders who are under a court order to abstain from consuming d…

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Ontario Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted March 30, 2015 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 following appointments:

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Harper Government Introduces Measures to Help Keep our Streets and Communities Safe by Targeting Repeat Violent Offenders

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced legislation to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to end statutory release for repeat violent offenders.

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Statutory Release Reform Act

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Harper Government is continuing to take action to help keep our streets and communities safe for Canadian families.

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Government of Canada celebrates legislation to ensure the safety and security of hardworking public transit operators

Posted March 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister and Attorney General Peter MacKay joined by Senator Bob Runciman (Ontario), the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism), and Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East met with the Ama…

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Cod Fisherman Fined $1,000 for Failure to Comply with Groundfish Licence Condition

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

March 20, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Whitefield Stokes of Cape Freels has been convicted of failing to stop fishing after the Atlantic cod quota indicated on his 2013 groundfish licence had been reached, a violation of the Fishery (General) Regulations. 

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted March 19, 2015 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 justice-related funding announcement.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement in Montreal

Posted March 19, 2015 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 justice-related funding announcement in Montreal, Quebec.

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Canada and the United States sign historic preclearance agreement

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Steven Blaney; and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, signed the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government …

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Government of Canada announces funding for Aboriginal justice programs in Northwest Territories

Posted March 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on behalf of Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced $631, 204 in…

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Government of Northwest Territories – Community Justice Program

Posted March 12, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of the Northwest Territories manages its Community Justice Program in partnership with the Aboriginal Justice Strategy. The program works directly and indirectly with local justice committees across the Territories to develop and deliver…

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Life Means Life Act

Posted March 11, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada remains committed to keeping our streets and communities safe for Canadians and their families. To this end, Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced the Government’s intention to introduce legislation which would amend…

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The Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Keep Canada’s Most Heinous Criminals Behind Bars for Life

Posted March 11, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduced legislation that would ensure that Canada’s most heinous criminals will be subject to mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. These measures bu…

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Minister MacKay to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

Posted March 11, 2015 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 highlight important measures to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe.

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