It is a great honour to be with such a dynamic group of leaders, as part of an organization that represents businesses from all across Canada, as well as a larger network of chief executives around the world.
I am pleased to be here with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, to announce that just a few moments ago, I re-introduced legislation to combat the trafficking and cross-border smuggling of contraband tobacco.
Today I am here with my colleagues, on behalf of the Government of Canada, to discuss the case of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh ¿ a case that has devastated many people in Nova Scotia, and severely impacted countless others in the province.
I am pleased to be with you here today as I share what I have learned from Canadians during my cross-country consultations…to improve the justice system and better serve victims of crime. I reiterate our Government's intentions this fall to make the necessary changes to entrench victims' rights into federal law.