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Government of Canada Supports Private Member's Bill Tackling Gang Recruitment

| 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, announced the Government of Canada's continued support for Private Member's Bill C-394 (criminal organization recruitment), sponsored by Parm Gill, M.P. for Brampton-Springdale.


Legislation to Double Victim Surcharge Passes Parliament

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed the vote in Parliament to pass the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act. This legislation increases the accountability of offenders to their victims by doubling the victim surcharge they must pay, and ensuring the surcharge is applied to all offenders.


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA STANDS UP FOR FAMILIES OF VICTIMS

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), spoke about the Government of Canada's ongoing commitment to addressing the needs of victims of crime at a symposium hosted by the Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared.


Government Supports Private Member's Bill to Reduce Parole Eligibility for Violent Murderers

| 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, announced the Government's support for Private Member's Bill C-478, the Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act. Sponsored by James Bezan, M.P. for Selkirk-Interlake, this legislation would restrict parole eligibility for some of the most violent murderers


Important Measures to Strengthen Counter-Terrorism Legislation Pass Parliament

| 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 Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Provencher and Minister of Public Safety, today welcomed the vote in Parliament to pass the Combating Terrorism Act. This legislation ensures that Canada has the tools it needs to anticipate and respond effectively to acts of terrorism.


Government of Canada Launches Consultations on the Victims Bill of Rights

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Provencher and Minister of Public Safety, launched consultations with victims of crime, victim advocates and victim-serving organizations to discuss key priorities for the creation of a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights


Government of Canada Launches Eighth National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, launched the 2013 National Victims of Crime Awareness Week at a Federal Symposium, attended by victims, victim advocates, victim service organizations, and policy-makers.


Legislation Responding to Supreme Court Decision in R. v. TSE Receives Royal Assent

| 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 welcomed the Royal Assent of Bill C-55, the Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act. This legislation adds new accountability safeguards to the Criminal Code's existing provision for wiretaps in situations of imminent harm.


LEGISLATION RESPONDING TO SUPREME COURT DECISION IN R. v. TSE PASSES THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

| 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 welcomed the passing from the House of Commons to the Senate of Bill C-55, the Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Tse Act. This legislation would add new accountability safeguards to the Criminal Code's existing provision for wiretaps in situations of imminent harm.


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