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Right to Protection

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights builds on the numerous provisions in federal law to prevent or respond to harm done to victims. It includes rights for victims to:

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Right to Participation

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights gives victims the right to convey their views about decisions to be made by criminal justice professionals which affect their rights at various stages of the criminal justice system and have their views considered, a…

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Overview of Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Posted July 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On July 23, 2015, most of Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, which gives victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system, came into force. This legislation creates the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights to provide clear stat…

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Government of Canada Proposes Improvement to Commercial Fishing Licence Categories in B.C.

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

July 22, 2015 – Vancouver, British Columbia

The Honourable John Duncan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, and the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced the Government’s intent to pursue an amendment to the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993, to create separate commercial fishing licence categories for tuna, lingcod and dogfish. These species, along with Pacific cod, sole and flounder, skate, sturgeon and smelt, are currently grouped together as “Schedule II species” under Schedule II, Part II of the Pacific Fishery Regulations.

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New Law Enhances Protection for Law Enforcement, Service and Military Animals

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

Today, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill Costas Menegakis met with members of the York Regional Police Canine Unit, St. John’s Ambulance, and the CNIB to celebrate a new law aimed at denouncing and deterring the wilful harming of animals trained a…

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<em>Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto’s Law)</em>

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

In October, 2013, a German shepherd dog named Quanto was stabbed to death in Edmonton as he and his handler, a constable with Edmonton Police Services, tried to apprehend a man who had fled in a car with stolen plates.

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External Panel Biographies

Posted July 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

External Panel Biographies

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Government of Canada Establishes External Panel on options for a legislative response to <em>Carter v. Canada</em>

Posted July 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced the establishment of an external panel that will consult with Canadians on options to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision…

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

Posted July 16, 2015 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, leade…

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Federal Government Invests in New Vessels to Support Fisheries and Oceans’ Conservation and Protection Capability

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

July 14, 2015 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fish…

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Federal Government Invests in New Vessels to Support Fisheries and Oceans’ Conservation and Protection Capability

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

July 14, 2015 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fish…

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The Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes the Arrival of the CCGS <em>A. LeBlanc</em>, a New Patrol Vessel

Posted July 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

July 9, 2015

GASPÉ. Quebec – Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest Hero-class mid-shore patrol vessel, CCGS A. LeBlanc into the fleet.This vessel will be used mainly to enforce fisheries regulations in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted July 8, 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 Randy Kamp, M.P. for Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge-Mission, will make a funding announcement.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted July 7, 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, and Colin Mayes, M.P. for Okanagan-Shuswap, will make a funding announcement.

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CBSA seizes 160 000 euros in suspected proceeds of crime at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

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

In June 2015, border services officers at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport seized a large amount of suspected proceeds of crime: 160 000 euros (about Can$220,000) hidden in the suitcase of a Canadian traveller arriving from Spain.

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Tribunal Finds Threat of Injury&mdash;Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates from China

Posted July 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today found that the dumping and subsidizing of photovoltaic modules and laminates, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, have not caused but are threatening to cause in…

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

Posted July 2, 2015 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, leade…

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Man fined for misrepresentation

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that on June 29, 2015, in Woodstock Provincial Court, Momar Diba, 35, a resident of Senegal, was found guilty of misrepresentation under subsection 127 (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protecti…

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Travel tips from the CBSA for the summer travel season

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

As we celebrate Canada Day and kick off the busy summer travel season the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to remind travellers of some important travel tips. The CBSA makes every effort to effectively manage the increased volumes of passeng…

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Publication of Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

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

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 in the Canada Gazette, Part II, and they are now in force.

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Nearly $100,000 in suspected proceeds of crime seized at North Portal

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

crime from a traveller at the North Portal border crossing in southern Saskatchewan on June 19, 2015. Officers referred a U.S. man for further examination, and during a vehicle search, found Can$98,800 in U.S. currency spread throughout the vehicle.

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Contract awarded for Toronto Immigration Holding Centre

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

A vendor has been awarded the contract to provide an Immigration Holding Centre (IHC) for the Greater Toronto Region. The contract was awarded to Corbel Management Corp (Corbel) by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) through a competiti…

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Southern Ontario Region anticipates a busy summer season

Posted June 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Day and Independence Day holidays kick-off the summer season at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This summer we also welcome the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games to Toronto and surrounding areas.

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A Chilliwack resident sentenced for her scheme of counselling foreign au pairs

Posted June 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On June 16, 2015, Elizabeth “Lisa” Large, doing business as International Au Pair Canada, International Au Pair and International Homestays, was sentenced for counselling foreign nationals to misrepresent or withhold material facts as to their coming t…

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Message from Ministers &ndash; International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a day for nations around the globe to reflect on the devastating impact drug abuse has on our communities.

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Québec Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Tax Court of Canada

Posted June 26, 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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Nunavut Court of Justice Appointment

Posted June 26, 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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Alberta Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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British Columbia Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Manitoba Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Federal Court Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Ontario Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Federal Court of Appeal Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 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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Nova Scotia Judicial Appointment Announced

Posted June 24, 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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Saskatchewan Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 24, 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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Government of Canada commemorates 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Air India disaster

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

Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today joined local community members and families of victims of the Air India disaster at a ceremony in Ahakista, Ireland, to mark the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

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Troy DeSouza Appointed Member of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

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

Minister of National Defence Jason Kenney announced today that Troy DeSouza has been appointed as a part-time member of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada, effective immediately. The appointment is for a four-year term.

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Hilary McCormack Appointed Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

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

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, today announced the appointment of Hilary McCormack as the new Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. Ms. McCormack will assume her duties as Commission Chairperson…

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Media Availability with Minister Mackay

Posted June 22, 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 attend the Air India 30th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony.

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