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Specific Claims Tribunal Re-Appointment Announced

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Justice Harry Slade of the Supreme Court of British Columbia as Chairperson of the Specific Claims Tribunal.


Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission Appointments

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the appointments of Margaret Bloodworth, Peter Griffin, and Gil Rémillard to the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission.


Physician-assisted dying: Request to Supreme Court of Canada to extend time for federal, provincial and territorial response

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a major step forward on the important issue of physician-assisted dying. In order to engage and consult with Canadians on this complex and personal issue, the Minister filed a motion for a six-month extension of the suspension by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) of the effects of its decision in the Carter v. Canada case.


Federal Government Funds Sophie's Place Child Advocacy Centre

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $220,000 over two years to the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to support Sophie's Place Child Advocacy Centre.


Federal Government Provides Enhanced Funding to Koala Place

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $160,000 over two years to the Koala Place CYAC Advancement Project.


Government of Canada Provides Funding Toward Feasibility Study for a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre in London-Middlesex Region

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women and MP for London North Centre, on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, announced $50,025 in funding to support a needs assessment and feasibility study regarding the opening of a child and youth advocacy centre (CYAC) in London-Middlesex Region, Ontario.


Government of Canada Provides Funding to Centre d'expertise Marie-Vincent for Child Advocacy Support

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Denis Lebel, on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, announced $160,000 in funding for the Centre d'expertise Marie-Vincent to help minimize the difficulties that child and youth victims face in dealing with the challenges of the criminal justice system.


Federal Government Provides Funding to Saskatoon Health Region

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Kelly Block, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, on behalf of Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, announced funding of $160,000 over two years to the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority to continue providing specialized mental health services for children affected by abuse who are served by the Saskatoon Child Centre.


Federal Government Provides $130,000 in Funding to Create a Child Advocacy Centre for Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Coquihalla, on behalf of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, announced funding of $130,000 over two years for the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention and Counselling Centre to support the opening of a new child advocacy centre that will serve Victoria and southern Vancouver Island.


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