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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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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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Government of Canada Provides Funding for Social Rehabilitation of Young Offenders through Sport and Outdoor Activities

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

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced more than $536,000 in funding to Motivaction Jeunesse for the OXYGÈNE project, which promotes social rehabilitation through sport and outdoor activities for youth in conflict with the law in Québec.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted January 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 funding announcement.

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Minister MacKay to Make a Funding Announcement

Posted January 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 funding announcement.

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Minister Blaney commends independent review of Moncton RCMP shooting

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

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, welcomed the release today in Moncton, New Brunswick, of the Independent Review of the Moncton Shooting that was requested by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson:

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Tribunal Finds Threat of Injury—Concrete Reinforcing Bar from China, Korea and Turjey

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today found that the dumping of concrete reinforcing bar, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey, and the subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar, originating or exported from the People’s Republic of China, have not caused but are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties will therefore be collected by the Canada Border Services Agency. The complainants in this case were Alta Steel Ltd. of Edmonton, Alberta, ArcelorMittal LCNA and ArcelorMittal Montreal Inc. of Contrec¿ur, Quebec, and Gerdau Longsteel North America of Whitby, Ontario.

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Tribunal Continues, with Amendment, Order—Certain Fasteners from China and Chinese Taipei

Posted January 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today continued, with amendment, its order made on January 6, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-001, continuing, with amendment, its findings made on January 7, 2005, in Inquiry No. NQ-2004-005, concerning the…

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Tribunal Initiates Expiry Review—Certain Whole Potatoes from the United States of America

Posted December 30, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an expiry review of its order made on September 10, 2010, in Expiry Review No. RR-2009-002, to determine if the continued or resumed dumping of certain whole potatoes from the Uni…

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Two individuals plead guilty to jewelry smuggling at the Vancouver International Airport

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

Charges laid by the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) lead to guilty pleas in a jewelry smuggling case.

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Dawson City Resident Fined $5,000 for Illegally Selling Chinook

Posted December 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

December 22, 2014 – Dawson City, Yukon Territory

A Dawson City fish harvester has been fined $5,000 for selling fish not caught and retained under the authority of an appropriate license. Debbie Lyn Nagano pleaded guilty on November 6 in Dawson City Provincial Court. In addition to the fine, Her Honour Madam K. Ruddy placed Nagano on probation for one year, and ordered reparations and several fishing restrictions.

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Capelin Fisherman Fined $2000 for Exceeding Seine Length Conditions

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

December 18, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Evan Clarke of New Melbourne, Trinity Bay has been fined for violating Capelin licence conditions.

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Convictions under the <em>Fisheries Act</em>, Magdalen Islands

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

December 17, 2014 – Québec, Québec

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen convicted of various offences and fined under the Fisheries Act in the Magdalen Islands in November, 2014.

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

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

December 17, 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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Convictions under the <em>Fisheries Act</em>, North Shore

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

December 17, 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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Fisherman Fined $1000 for Exceeding By-Catch Limits

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

December 17, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Timothy Fudge of McCallum has been fined for violating groundfish licence conditions.

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Canada and Carcross/Tagish First Nation Complete Negotiations for a Renewed Financial Transfer Agreement

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

Member of Parliament for Yukon, Ryan Leef on behalf of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, is pleased to announce today that the Government of Canada and the government of the Carcross/Tagish Fi…

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Backgrounder: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) support for Self-Government and other Programs and Services in the Yukon

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

Yukon is home to approximately half of all land claim and self-government agreements in Canada, with 11 of 14 Yukon First Nations having signed final agreements with the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon between 1993 and 2005.

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Fishermen Convicted of Improperly Harvesting Seals

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

December 15, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Duncan Sharpe of Gander, Kevin Blackler of St. John’s, and Richard Worthman of Heart’s Delight were convicted for improperly harvesting seals in accordance with humane harvesting requirements u…

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Five Individuals Convicted of Offence During Recreational Groundfish Fishery

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

December 12, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Five individuals have been found guilty of catching and retaining more than the daily allowable catch of Atlantic cod during the 2014 Recreational Groundfish Fishery. They were convicted in Car…

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Designation of Queen’s Counsel

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Government of Canada recognized seven lawyers in the federal public service as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.). Formally styled “Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law,” the federal Q.C. honours lawyers who demonstrate exemplary service to the Cana…

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Biographies

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Biographies

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Fishermen Convicted of Offence During Recreational Groundfish Fishery

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

December 11, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Frank Jones of Whitbourne and Brian Clarke of Petty Harbour have been convicted of catching and retaining more than the daily allowable catch of groundfish (Atlantic cod) during the 2014 Recrea…

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Man Convicted of Illegally Fishing for Atlantic Salmon

Posted December 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

December 11, 2014 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Eric Stacey of Grand Bank has been fined and banned from recreational fishing after his conviction on four charges related to the Recreational Salmon Fishery.

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Government of Canada Highlights Royal Assent of Bill To Help Law Enforcement Protect Victims Of Online Crime

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

Today, at a roundtable of professionals who work closely with child and youth victims of crime, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay ¿ joined by Minister of Veterans Affairs and honourary member of the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation Julian Fantino ¿ discussed ways of better protecting children and youth from online crime. The Ministers discussed how Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, will give police the modernized tools they need to protect Canadians, in particular children and youth, from acts of cyberbullying. As well, they discussed child protection and victims’ rights. York Regional Police Deputy Chief André Crawford also participated in the roundtable. Bill C-13 received Royal Assent yesterday and will come into force in March 2015.

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

Posted December 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On November 27, 2014, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Lansdowne port of entry (POE) (Thousand Island Bridge) arrested Bassamba Sao for non-report of goods, making false statements and smuggling under sections 12(1), 153(a), and 159…

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

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by Eclipsall Energy Corporation, of Toronto, Ontario, Heliene Inc., of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Silfab Ontario Inc., of Mississauga…

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Statement by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to Mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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

On December 6, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of one of Canada’s most tragic acts of violence and remember its innocent victims.

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Capelin Fisherman to Pay More Than $10,000 in Fines and Forfeitures

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

Morris Manuel Anstey of Summerford has been fined and ordered to upgrade his Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reporting frequency for violating capelin licence conditions

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Government of Canada Announces $20 Million to Help Victims Leave Prostitution

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

Today, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay announced that the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act will come into force on December 6. The new criminal law provisions, together with new funding of $20 million to…

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Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act

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

The Government of Canada’s comprehensive and “made-in-Canada” approach to address prostitution includes two essential parts, program funding to help vulnerable persons leave prostitution, and criminal law reform – the Protection of Communities and Expl…

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Temporary suspension of removals lifted for Haiti and Zimbabwe

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

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, and Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the temporary suspension of removals for Haiti and Zimbabwe has been lifted, effective…

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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF REMOVALS (TSRs)

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

Why TSRs are sometimes necessary

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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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