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Improving the reporting, charging and prosecution of sexual assaults against adults

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The safety and security of Canadians are of paramount importance to our Government. We also believe that public confidence in the criminal justice system is essential. For victims or survivors of sexual assault, building this confidence requires that we address the significant barriers they face in reporting the crimes to police and testifying in court.

Government of Canada takes important step to modernize the Criminal Code 

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that our criminal laws protect Canadians, hold offenders to account, meet the highest standards of equity and fairness, respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and show compassion to victims. This, in turn, will help to promote a justice system that protects Canadians, their communities and their rights.

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