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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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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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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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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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The <em>Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act</em>

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

Provisions in Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, coming into force today, include

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Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying Comes into Force

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

testPeter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the coming into force of the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. The new legislation demonstrates the Government of Canada’s firm commitment to help ensure th…

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Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

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

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C. Q.C. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the appointment of Marie-Claude Landry, Ad.E., as the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission for a seven-year term.

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Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry&mdash;Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates from China

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of photovoltaic modules and laminates originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China have caused injury…

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Minister MacKay to Make Announcement Related to Bill C-13

Posted March 6, 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 an announcement.

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CNSC invites comments on discussion paper DIS-15-01, <em>Proposal to Amend the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations</em>

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft discussion paper DIS-15-01, Proposal to Amend the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations.

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M.P. Brad Trost to Make a Funding Announcement on Behalf of Minister of Justice

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Brad Trost, M.P. for Saskatoon-Humboldt, will make a funding announcement on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

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Lobster Fisherman Fined $1500 for Possessing Small Lobster

Posted March 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

March 4, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Austin King of Hickman’s Harbour has been fined for possessing lobster less than 82.5mm in length.

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M.P. John Barlow to Make a Funding Announcement on Behalf of Minister of Justice

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

John Barlow, M.P. for MacLeod, will make a funding announcement on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

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Over $12,000 in Recreational Groundfish Fines

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

March 2, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Over the past several months, 12 Individuals have been found guilty of exceeding the daily bag limit in the recreational groundfish fishery, violating Fishery (General) Regulations.

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Men Guilty of Illegally Retaining Atlantic Salmon

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

February 27, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Roger Knee of Jamestown and Chesley Abbott of Princeton have been convicted for illegal possession of Atlantic salmon contrary to the Fisheries Act and its regulations. The Atlantic salmon were…

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Convictions under the <em>Fisheries Act</em>

Posted February 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

February 25, 2014 – Québec, Québec

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

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Minister MacKay Attends Global Law Summit in UK

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

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay today began a three-day working visit to the United Kingdom, where he will attend the Global Law Summit, take part in discussions and bilateral meetings, and meet with Canadian law students at the U…

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Minister MacKay Attends Global Law Summit in UK

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

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay today began a three-day working visit to the United Kingdom, where he will attend the Global Law Summit, take part in discussions and bilateral meetings, and meet with Canadian law students at the U…

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Wanted by the CBSA program results in 60th arrest

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the arrest of Kelvin Dwight Scott who was featured on the “Wanted by the CBSA” list.

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Seal Fisherman Fined $1,000 for Fishing Seals with Full Metal Jacket Ammunition

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

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

Hank Clarke of Cottrell’s Cove has been convicted for fishing seals with full metal jacket ammunition.

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Cod Fisherman Fined $2000 for Using Unauthorized Vessel

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

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

William Newell of Summerville has been convicted of two counts of violating the Atlantic Fishery Regulations.

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review&mdash;Refined Sugar from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the European Union

Posted February 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its orders made on November 1, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-003, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping and subsidizing of refined sugar from t…

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Fishers Fined $4,000 For Illegal Harvesting in Great Slave Lake

Posted February 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

February 18, 2015 – Hay River, Northwest Territories

On February 9, 2015, two commercial fishers were fined a total of $4,000 and one had her commercial fishing licence suspended after pleading guilty to a total of five charges in Territorial court.

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Minister Valcourt Announces the Publication of the <cite><i>First Nations Elections Act</i></cite> Regulations in <i>Canada Gazette</i>

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

The federal government is publishing the Act’s proposed regulations in Canada Gazette and encouraging further comments from all First Nation members.

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Statement by the Minister of Justice Regarding the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling in Carter et al. v. Attorney General of Canada

Posted February 6, 2015 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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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review&mdash;Greenhouse Bell Peppers from the Netherlands

Posted February 4, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its finding made on October 19, 2010, in Inquiry No. NQ-2010-001, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of greenhouse bell peppers from the Netherla…

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Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury&mdash;Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates from China

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of photovoltaic modules and laminates from the People’s Republic of China have caused injury or are threate…

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La Scie Man Fined $15,500 for Poaching Atlantic Halibut

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

February 3, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Keith Bath of La Scie has been fined, required to forfeit nearly $22,000 in Atlantic halibut and faces a number of fishing restrictions after being convicted on January 14, 2015 in Grand Bank Provincial Court on three separate offences under the Federal Fisheries Act.

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Lobster Fisherman to Pay $1,500 in Fines, Forfeitures

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

February 3, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Jamie Churchill of St. Lawrence has been fined $1,500 for violating licence conditions.

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Tribunal Continues Finding&mdash;Hot-rolled Carbon Steel Plate and High-strength Low-alloy Steel Plate from Ukraine

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today continued its finding made on February 2, 2010, in Inquiry No. NQ-2009-003, concerning the dumping of hot-rolled carbon steel plate and high-strength low-alloy steel plate from Ukraine.

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Seizure of Terrorist Propaganda

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

In order to restrict the ability of terrorist organizations to spread terrorist propaganda in Canada for the purpose of radicalizing individuals and obtaining new recruits, the proposed legislation would create a tool in the Criminal Code to give the c…

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Criminalizing the Advocacy or Promotion of Terrorism Offences in General

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

Under the current criminal law, it is a crime to counsel or actively encourage others to commit a specific terrorism offence. However, the current law would not necessarily apply to someone who instructs others to “carry out attacks on Canada” because …

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Strengthening Prevention Powers

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

Giving law enforcement agencies the tools they need to do their job and prevent attacks is imperative to ensuring the safety and security of all Canadians against the increasingly complex threat of terrorism.

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Witness Protection

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

Currently, the criminal justice system provides certain measures to protect “justice system participants”. A justice system participant is someone who plays a role in the criminal justice system such as a prosecutor, juror, witness or a judge. The Crim…

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CBSA celebrates International Customs Day

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

Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) joins counterparts around the world in celebrating International Customs Day. This year’s theme is Co-ordinated Border Management – an inclusive approach for connecting stakeholders. The CBSA supports the World Customs Organization (WCO)’s decision to highlight the importance of partnerships in meeting the trade and border security demands of the 21st century.

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Government of Canada announces funding for alternative programming helping at-risk young offenders

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $221,960 in funding to the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres in Westmount to finance alternative programs for youth offenders, supporting their reintegration into society and strengthening their ability to …

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Halifax man sentenced in immigration fraud case

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

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Mohammed Elhajabed of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has pleaded guilty in Halifax Provincial Court to three counts of counselling misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (…

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