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Government of Canada Reinstates Legislation Proposing a Safer Regime for Dealing with Accused Persons Found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, together with the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, and accompanied by Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, today announced the reinstatement of the Not Criminally Responsible Reform legislation, consistent with the commitment made in the recent Speech from the Throne. The Act would ensure that public safety comes first in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). The proposed legislation would also enhance the safety of victims and promote greater victim involvement when they choose to be involved.


Government of Canada Reinstates Legislation Proposing a Safer Regime for Dealing with Accused Persons Found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, November 25, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, together with the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, and accompanied by Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, today announced the reinstatement of the Not Criminally Responsible Reform legislation, consistent with the commitment made in the recent Speech from the Throne. The Act would ensure that public safety comes first in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). The proposed legislation would also enhance the safety of victims and promote greater victim involvement when they choose to be involved.


Government of Canada Provides Funding for Enhancements to Services at Saskatoon Centre for Children's Justice

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, announced funding of $330,637 for enhancements to mental health services provided through the Saskatoon Centre for Children's Justice, a Child Advocacy Centre (CAC). The enhanced services will be delivered by a partner of the CAC, the Saskatoon Health Region's Mental Health and Addiction Services.


Government Introduces Legislation to Crack Down on Cyberbullying

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, November 20, 2013 ¿ The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today introduced legislation to address criminal behaviour associated with cyberbullying. This legislation demonstrates the Government's firm commitment to ensuring that Canadians are better protected against online exploitation. Minister MacKay was joined by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


Government Reintroduces Legislation to Keep Contraband Tobacco Off Canadian Streets

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, together with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P. for Edmonton¿Spruce Grove, Minister of Health, today announced increased efforts to keep our streets and communities safe by keeping contraband tobacco off Canadian markets and out of the hands of children.


Legislation to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Comes into Force

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced that the Nuclear Terrorism Act has come into force.


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