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Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Posted April 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, which received Royal Assent on April 10, 2014, ensures that public safety comes…

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Minister Blaney and Senator Boisvenu discuss the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, along with Senator Pierre-Hughes Boisvenu, will speak with victims of crime regarding the newly introduced Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

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Minister MacKay Commemorates Law Day at Canadian Bar Association Event

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay highlighted the Government’s commitment to victims at an activity organized for the Canadian Bar Association’s Law Day celebrations in Ottawa.

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56th arrest shows continued success of Wanted by the CBSA program

Posted April 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the arrest of Anthony Alexander Clarke, who was featured on the Wanted by the CBSA list.

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Federal Government Launches Ninth Annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

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

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney launched the ninth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) by welcoming victims, victim…

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Right to Protection

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

Currently, there are numerous provisions in federal law to prevent or respond to harm done to victims. The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights would build on this foundation and include rights for victims to:

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Right to Restitution

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

Under the Criminal Code, a judge can currently order an offender to pay the costs of any easy-to-calculate financial losses up to the date of sentencing, but not for any future losses. A judge can order restitution for financial losses related to:

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Right to Information

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

Building on existing federal and provincial laws and policies, the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights would enshrine a victim’s right to receive, on request, general information about:

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Victim Surcharge

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

A victim surcharge is an additional penalty imposed on convicted offenders at the time of sentencing. It is collected and retained by the provincial and territorial governments, and subsequently used to help fund programs and services for victims of cr…

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Right to Participation

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

The Canadian Victims Bill of Rights would give victims the right to convey their views about decisions to be made by criminal justice professionals at various stages of the justice system and have them considered, and to present a victim impact stateme…

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National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2014

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

The ninth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) is being observed across Canada from April 6th to 12th with the theme Taking Action.

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Overview of Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

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

On April 3, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced legislation to give victims of crime a more effective voice in the criminal justice system.

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Statement from Minister Blaney on the Victims Bill of Rights Act and Economics of Policing

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement after speaking at the Canadian Police Association (CPA) Annual General Meeting and the Victims Week Federal Symposium in Ottawa.

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Launch of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

Posted April 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, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, M.P. for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will deliver opening remarks to the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week Federal Symposium.

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Man, woman and company charged in immigration fraud case

Posted April 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) investigators arrested Rafic Mansour and Meryem El-Hassani, as part of an immigration fraud investigation. These two individuals and the company Méthode & Systèmes de données, Figures inc., “MSD Figures”, were charged at the Montréal Courthouse with many counts under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Criminal Code for infractions that were committed from 2002 until now.

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CBSA makes several arrests for suspected IRPA violations

Posted April 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Enforcement and Intelligence office of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Southern Ontario Region executed a number of warrants for suspected Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) violations.

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Speech by Christianne Laizner, Senior General Counsel and Manon Bombardier, Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

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

We are pleased to appear before you as you study Bill C-23, which proposes a number of amendments to the Canada Elections Act

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Minister Blaney to address Supreme Court Decision on Guy Turcotte

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse will speak on recent government legislation on Not Criminally Responsible and address today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision [Guy Turcotte c. Sa Majesté la Reine (Qc) (35675)].

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Dartmouth man charged in an alleged marriage of convenience

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

Dartmouth man charged in an alleged marriage of convenience

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Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Gears up for a Bright Future under Self-Government

Posted March 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development announced today that the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Governance Act received Royal Assent in Parliament, setting the stage for Sioux Valley Dakota Nation to build a…

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Government of Canada Holds In-person Consultation on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

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

The Government of Canada today held a consultation with a number of stakeholder representatives to seek their views and input, which will help inform the Government’s response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Ca…

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Two People Fined $6,000 in the recreational groundfish fishery

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

Marvin Robbins and Milton Robbins of Lumsden were charged for exceeding the daily bag limit of cod during the 2013 recreational groundfish fishery. Both men were convicted on February 4, 2014 in the Gander Provincial Court.

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First Nations Poised to Take Control Over their Lands

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

Today the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, accompanied by Chief Robert Louie of the First Nations Land Advisory Board and Chief Austin Bear of the First Nations Land Management Resource Centre Inc…

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Policy for Pro Bono Services by Department of Justice Lawyers

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

As of December 2013, the Department of Justice Canada has adopted a policy for pro bono legal services by departmental lawyers. The policy enables Justice lawyers to pursue their personal goals and professional obligation to give back directly to their…

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Government of Canada Remains Committed to Increasing Accessibility to Justice System

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Department of Justice has adopted a new Policy on Pro Bono Legal Services by Justice Lawyers. The policy was developed in response to a widespread desire among Justice lawyers to participate in pr…

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Minister MacKay Highlights the Government’s Efforts to Combat Sexual Abuse Against Children

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

At an event at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, provided details of the Government’s comprehensive legislation to better address the issue of sexual offences c…

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Minister Blaney commends law enforcement on two apprehensions from the ‘Wanted by the CBSA’ list

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the apprehensions of Simon Richard Cova and Robert Faci. Each had appeared on th…

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FCAC activities for Fraud Prevention Month

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

March 1 marks the tenth anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month. With its theme, Fraud: Recognize it. Report it. Stop it, this year’s campaign will focus on the importance of recognizing, preventing and reporting fraud. It pays to know that the Financial…

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Ministers Mackay and Blaney to discuss criminal justice legislation

Posted February 26, 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 Steven Blaney, M.P. for Lévis-Bellechasse (Quebec), Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will discuss criminal justice legislation.

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$12,462 in Fines and Forfeitures for Local Fishers

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

Jason Howell of Old Perlican, Angela Anstey of Summerford, and Ronald Coles of Embree were charged and convicted for offenses under the Fisheries Act during the stewardship cod and commercial crab fisheries.

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Integrity of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation to be Protected by Law

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

The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-25, Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Act, in the House of Commons today.

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Minister MacKay visits YWCA of Moncton

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

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, accompanied by Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice Robert Goguen, today visited the YWCA of Moncton, and announced the organization has received fund…

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Sentencing hearing for Retired Petty Officer 2nd Class James Wilks

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

The sentencing hearing for former Canadian Armed Forces medical technician, Petty Officer 2nd Class James Wilks, in relation to sexual assault and breach of trust charges, begins next week. The hearing is open to the media and the public.

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Minister Mackay to make funding announcement

Posted February 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, joined by Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, and Robert Goguen, M.P. for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the …

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Minister MacKay and MP Ashfield Announce Federal Government Funding for New Brunswick At- Risk Youth

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $256,200 in funding to Partners for Youth to support a project that will implement a career development program specifically for youth in custody.

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Youth Justice Fund

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

The Youth Justice Fund was established in 1999 as part of the Youth Justice Renewal Initiative, and provides funding support to projects across Canada. The Youth Justice Fund has a budget of approximately $4.5 million each year.

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Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in January 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

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Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in January 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

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Government of Canada launches on-line consultations to seek views on criminal code prostitution-related offences

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

The Government of Canada today launched a public on-line consultation with Canadians to seek their views and input, to help inform the Government’s response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 2…

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