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Government of Canada Funds Child Advocacy Centre for Surrey

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced $350,000 in funding for the further development of Sophie's Place, a Child Advocacy Centre (CAC), to support child victims of abuse in Surrey.


Government of Canada Funds Alisa's Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced more than $150,000 in funding for the development of the Alisa's Wish Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) to support child victims of abuse in the communities of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and the Katzie First Nation.


Minister MacKay Welcomes Joint Federal–Provincial–Territorial Report on Cyberbullying and the Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images

| 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, issued the following statement today: "Following the tragic suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons in April, the federal, provincial and territorial governments agreed unanimously to expedite a review of our laws surrounding cyberbullying.


Government of Canada Announces the Coming Into Force of the Combating Terrorism Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

TORONTO, July 15, 2013 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., MP for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the coming into force of the Combating Terrorism Act. This legislation ensures that Canada has the tools it needs to anticipate and respond effectively to acts of terrorism.


Government Announces Royal Assent for Amendments to the Civil Marriage Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., MP for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announces that Royal Assent has been granted to Bill C-32, amending the Civil Marriage Act. These amendments ensure that marriages of non-resident couples performed in Canada are legally valid in Canada. They also provide a new process for non-residents who married in Canada to dissolve their Canadian marriage if they are unable to divorce under the law of their home country because that marriage is not recognized.


Government Welcomes Royal Assent of an Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (Protecting Freedom)

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., MP for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed today the Royal Assent of Private Member's Bill C-304, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom). Sponsored by Brian Storseth, MP for Westlock–St. Paul, the Act repeals section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA).


Government of Canada Welcomes Royal Assent of Private Member's Bill to Protect Children and Hold Criminals Accountable

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., MP for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today welcomed the Royal Assent of Private Member's Bill C-299,An Act to amend the Criminal Code (kidnapping of a young person). ""This Bill will ensure that cases involving the kidnapping of children by strangers are treated with the severity they deserve,"" said Minister Nicholson.


Concealment of Identity Act Receives Royal Assent

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, June 19, 2013 ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today welcomed the Royal Assent and Coming Into Force of Private Member's Bill C-309, the Concealment of Identity Act. Sponsored by Blake Richards, M.P. for Wild Rose, the Act targets individuals who participate in a riot or an unlawful assembly while wearing a mask to conceal their identity.


Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act Passes in the House Of Commons

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The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today welcomed the passing in the House of Commons of Bill C-54, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act. This legislation would ensure that public safety is the paramount consideration in the decision-making process with respect to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). Bill C-54 will now move to the Senate for further study.


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