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The Attorney General of Canada to Appeal the Refusal by a Judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal to Stay the Constitutional Exemption Granted In the Carter Case

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, confirmed that the Government of Canada will seek to vary the refusal by a judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal to stay the decision granting a constitutional exemption to one of the applicants in Lee Carter and Hollis Johnson et al. v. Attorney General of Canada pending a hearing on all of the issues raised before the court. This appeal would be heard by a full panel of the British Columbia Court of Appeal.


Victims of Crime in Alberta Receive Further Federal Support

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Q.C., M.P. for Delta-Richmond East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide program funding to support victims of crime in Alberta. Ms. Findlay was accompanied by the Honourable Jonathan Denis, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta.


Victims of Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador Benefit From Government of Canada Funding

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Felix Collins, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that victims of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from a number of projects designed to help them as they work through the healing process. The Government of Canada will provide more than $2.4 million in funding to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for these projects


Government Announces Coming Into Force of the Protecting Children from Sexual Predators Component of the Safe Streets and Communities Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by the Honourable Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, today announced the coming into force of the protecting children from sexual predators component of the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10)


Minister of Justice Announces Members of the Supreme Court of Canada Selection Panel

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the members of the Selection Panel to advise on filling the vacancy at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Quebec region arising as a result of the retirement of the Honourable Madam Justice Marie Deschamps.


Government of Canada Announces Funding Toward a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for the Cornwall Area

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, joined by Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry, today announced funding to help establish a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for young victims of abuse in the Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Akwesasne area


Federal Victims Strategy and Victims Fund

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Since 2007, when the Government announced the Federal Victims Strategy, more than $90 million has been committed to respond to the needs of victims of crime.


Government of Canada Announces Funding Toward a Child Advocacy Centre Serving Remote Communities in Northwestern Ontario

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Mr. Greg Rickford, M.P. for Kenora and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, today announced that funding up to $115,484 is available to the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority to assess the feasibility of establishing a Child Advocacy Centre for remote communities in northwestern Ontario.


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