Building on reforms made in 2016 to increase the openness, transparency, accountability, and diversity of Canada’s judiciary, today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced changes to the Questionnaire for Federal Judicial Appointments.
The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement on the retirement of the Honourable Michael Moldaver, judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.
The recipients of the 2022 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award are Sergeant Kendall Booth of the Edmonton Police Service, Leeanne Harvey, Youth Programs Coordinator of the Edmonton Police Service, and Michael Peters, Program Manager of YMCA of Northern Alberta for their DIVERSIONfirst Program.
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Chairperson of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments, will appear at the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
The Government of Canada is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that our criminal justice system keeps communities safe, supports victims, and holds offenders to account, while respecting Charter rights.
All people in Canada should be safe and free from physical, emotional and sexual violence, discrimination, and harassment, regardless of where they live. The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities. There is now an even greater need and urgency to support survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence (IPV) through law reform and directly through funding to improves services across the country.