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Government of Canada releases report following the appointment of Justice Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Supreme Court of Canada is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence. To continue to improve upon this tradition, in 2016 the Government introduced an open and transparent process to appoint a justice of the highest calibre who would be functionally bilingual and representative of the diversity of our great country. It is this process that led to the appointment of Justice Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada on August 7, 2019.

Government of Canada increases efforts to prevent and address sexual assault in post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Students expect to receive an education in a safe and respectful institution where their voices can be heard. However, on school, college and university campuses, incidents involving sexual assault and the impact on survivors continue to be of serious concern and can be a barrier for students to succeed both academically and personally.

Government of Canada supports initiatives to address workplace sexual harassment in the Waterloo Region

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

In Canada, all individuals have the right to a safe workplace with fair treatment. Sexual harassment impacts the health and well-being of those involved, as well as their ability to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Creating and maintaining safe workplaces where everyone – no matter their gender or gender identity – can be safe, respected and able to focus on their work and career is a priority for the Government of Canada.

Minister of Justice recognizes Montreal police officers for their innovative work to prevent bullying

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

As we shape our communities, we all have a role to play in supporting Canadian youth to prevent and address their interactions with the law. Canada’s youth justice legislation, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, promotes the use of practices that go beyond the formal court system in dealing with young offenders, including preventative approaches.

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