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October enforcement/border highlights from southern Alberta

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of October 2014 highlights from the border crossings in southern Alberta.

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Minister Finley Announces $287-Million Contract to London Defence Contractor to Better Ensure Safety of Our Soldiers

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Regional Minister for Southwestern Ontario, and Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, announced the …

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CBSA celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

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

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

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Federal Government Provides Funding for Online Network for Victims of Crime

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $200,000 for the Victims Justice Network to establish an online network for victims of crime, criminal justice professionals, and others who directly serve victims.

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CBSA makes five suspected heroin seizures in postal packages

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

Between October 17 and 28, 2014, border services officers at the Léo Blanchette Mail Processing Centre made five similar seizures totalling some 2,635 grams of suspected heroin. The five packages originated in Tanzania.

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The CBSA Southern Ontario Region seizes guns, cocaine and $1.3 million in undeclared currency

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share recent enforcement highlights from the Southern Ontario Region.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted November 6, 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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The Government of Canada updates the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities to include the Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar

Posted November 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Government of Canada has added Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar to the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities.

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Minister Blaney highlights coming-into-force of the Safer Witnesses Act

Posted November 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today highlighted the coming-into-force of the Safer Witnesses Act, which amends the federal Witness Protection Program Act, by making it more effective and se…

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Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on national security and law enforcement measures

Posted October 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Note: The Ombudspersons and Commissioners will be available for media interviews on Wednesday, October 29th from 10 am to 10:30 am ET at the Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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Speech by the Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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

It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you today on this special occasion, as we officially welcome the most recent addition to the bench of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Mr. Justice Clément Gascon.

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Statement – Update – The First Nations Financial Transparency Act

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

Our Government firmly believes that First Nations, like all Canadians, deserve transparency and accountability from their leaders.

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Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)

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

The Government of Canada has passed legislation to consolidate the provision of support services to 11 administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization – the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The ATSSC is e…

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Government of Canada Announces Launch of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

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

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay today announced the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, and the appointment of Ms. Marie-France Pelletier as Chief Administrator of the new organization.

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CBSA officers seize 28 kg of suspected cocaine at Toronto Pearson International Airport

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a significant seizure of 28 kg of suspected cocaine at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).

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Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs

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

Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, announced the awarding of a $137.8-million co…

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Federal Investment Enables Development of a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in Peel Region

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

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay announced $249,195 in funding for the Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin to develop a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) in the Peel Region.

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Tribunal Issues Report on the Impact of Canadian Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a report highlighting the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures on domestic shipments, investments, employment and imports from 1989 to 2013.

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Industry Minister James Moore Announces New Measure to Enhance Cross-Border Public Safety

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

Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the Government of Canada and the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have reached an agreement that will help emergency responders from Canada, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics, do critical work to enhance the safety of citizens living along the Canada¿U.S. border. Public safety officials from Canada will be able to use their radios in border areas in the U.S. and vice versa.

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Ohio man sentenced in gun smuggling incident at Carway

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Daniel E. Helton, 51, of Goshen, Ohio, was convicted of smuggling pursuant to the Customs Act on October 15 in Lethbridge Provincial Court. He received a $6,000 fine, 10-year weapons prohibi…

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The Government of Canada to Introduce Changes to CSIS Act

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Government of Canada intends to introduce legislative changes to the CSIS Act.

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U.S. resident charged after firearm found at the Pigeon River port of entry

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

On October 8, 2014, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigators at the Pigeon River port of entry (POE) charged Elaine Margaret Schwab-Sunderlin with non-report of goods, wilful evasion, possession of illegally imported goods, and smuggling unde…

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CNSC invites comments on new REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement

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

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement.

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Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety

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

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety will be held in Banff, Alberta, on October 16 and 17, 2014.

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Harper Government Awards Contract to Create Jobs and Preserve National Wildlife Area in Norfolk County

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

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, today announced the awarding of a construction contract to build a new facility for Environment Canada in Norfolk County, wit…

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Federal Investment Enables Halifax Child and Youth Advocacy Centre to Expand Services for Young Victims and their Families

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

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay announced $339,000 to support an expansion of the services currently being offered by the Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) operating out of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Minist…

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Death of a CBSA detainee

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

On September 22, 2014, first responders were called to the Niagara Detention Centre in Thorold and an adult male detainee was sent to a local hospital. The man passed away in hospital on September 27, 2014.

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Harper Government Supports International Association of Women Police Training Conference in Winnipeg

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

Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Regional Minister for Manitoba, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Boniface, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic …

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Federal Government supports program to assist at-risk youth in Toronto

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $499,805 in funding to the Agincourt Community Services Association. The funding will help the organization develop and deliver a series of workshops to assist youth in learning new skills and coping mech…

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Youth Justice Fund

Posted September 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Youth Justice Fund was established in the 1990s as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides grants and contributions funding for projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.

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Minister Valcourt Announces the Start of First Nations Elections Act Regulatory Development

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

Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs leads engagement with First Nations

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Belleville man gets six months for using forged documents

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

On August 29, 2014, Kyu Min Park was convicted of one count of use of a document contrary to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and one count of forgery under the Criminal Code.

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The Government of Canada updates the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities to include the Islamic State

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

The Government of Canada updates the Criminal Code list of terrorist entities to include the Islamic State

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Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury—Oil Country Tubular Goods from Nine Countries

Posted September 19, 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 of oil country tubular goods from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of the Phi…

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Red Deer man charged with human smuggling

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid a charge of human smuggling pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act against Mark Brian Abramenko, following an incident at the Carway border crossing.

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Minister MacKay will Hold a Media Availibility

Posted September 10, 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 mark the National Day of Service.

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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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