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Government acted on commitment to protect children from cyberbullies

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

This year, as promised in the 2013 Speech from the Throne, the Government took a major step towards protecting children and other vulnerable Canadians from cyberbullying by introducing Bill C‑13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.


The Government of Canada stands up for victims of crime

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Over the past year, the Government of Canada has been working to improve the rights of victims by hearing from Canadians about how federal legislation could address the needs of victims of crime and give them a more effective voice in the criminal justice system.


Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Since the introduction of Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, a number of misconceptions have developed around the intent and scope of this bill. I would like to clarify why this bill is necessary and why it is imperative that the bill address not only serious acts of cyberbullying but also the tools law enforcement officers need to investigate this and other online crime.


Designation of Queen's Counsel

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Government of Canada recognized seven lawyers in the federal public service as Queen's Counsel (QC). Formally styled "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law," the federal QC honours lawyers who demonstrate exemplary service to the Canadian justice system.


Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable to Discuss the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice, today met with justice advocates to discuss the amendments proposed in the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act. The Act would ensure that public safety comes first in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) or unfit to stand trial on account of mental disorder. The proposed legislation would also enhance the safety of victims and promote greater victim involvement when they so choose.


Parlimentary Secretary Robert Gogeun to Make Funding Announcement

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Robert Goguen, M.P. for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement accompanied by provincial Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable Janice Sherry.


Parliamentary Secretary Robert Goguen to Make Funding Announcement

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Robert Goguen, M.P. for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement accompanied by provincial Minister of Environment, Labour and Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable Janice Sherry.


Government of Canada Provides Funding for Victims of Crime in Prince Edward Island

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Robert Goguen, M.P. for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced more than $1.1 million in program funding to help victims of crime in Prince Edward Island. Mr. Goguen was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Janice Sherry, Minister of the Environment, Labour and Justice for Prince Edward Island.


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