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New Deputy Judge Appointments for the Territories

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The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, has made the following appointments to the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court of Yukon and the Nunavut Court of Justice:


Backgrounder on the Report: Criminal Justice System’s Response to HIV Non-Disclosure

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“HIV non-disclosure” describes criminal cases where a person, who knows they are HIV positive and infectious, does not disclose or misrepresents their HIV status prior to sexual activity, and transmits HIV to others or exposes others to a realistic possibility of HIV transmission.


Fact Sheet – HIV in Canada

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and, over time, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).


Fact Sheet – HIV Non-Disclosure and the Criminal Law

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

The criminal law does not require disclosure of HIV in every case. In 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that the criminal law imposes a duty on a person to disclose HIV positive status before sexual activity that poses a “realistic possibility of transmission” so that the HIV negative sexual partner has the opportunity to choose whether to assume the risk of being infected with HIV.


Judicial Advisory Committee: Tax Court of Canada

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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, remains committed to appointing judges of the highest calibre who are representative of the diversity of Canadian society.


Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award 2017

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The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Canadian Police Association (CPA). The award recognizes police officers who,


Judicial Advisory Committee Appointments

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Judicial Advisory Committee: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nunavut, Ontario West and South, Saskatchewan


The Honourable Sally A. Gomery’s Questionnaire

| Department of Justice Canada | backgrounders

Under the new Judicial Appointment Process announced by the Minister of Justice on October 20, 2016, any interested and qualified Canadian lawyer or judge could apply for such appointment by completing a questionnaire.


The Honourable Michael J. Brundrett’s Questionnaire

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Under the new Judicial Appointment Process announced by the Minister of Justice on October 20, 2016, any interested and qualified Canadian lawyer or judge could apply for such appointment by completing a questionnaire.


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