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GOVERNMENT APPOINTS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS

| 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 appointment of Kathleen Roussel for the position of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.


Government of Canada Announces Coming Into Force of the Citizen's Arrest and Self-Defence Act

| 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 Jason Kenney, M.P. for Calgary Southeast and Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, announced that Bill C-26, the Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act, has come into force.


Court Upholds Limiting Conditional Sentences (House Arrest) for Serious Personal Injury Offences

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

OTTAWA, February 12, 2013 - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada welcomed today the February 6, 2013 ruling of the Quebec Court of Appeal in the cases of R.v. Perry, R.v. Beaulieu, R.v. Boisclair, and R.v.Pelletier. The ruling relates to the availability of conditional sentences for serious personal injury offences.


Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Respond to Supreme Court Decision in R. v. TSE

| 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 introduced legislation that responds to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Tse. The legislation adds new privacy safeguards to the Criminal Code's existing provision for wiretaps in situations of imminent harm


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TAKING ACTION TO HELP VICTIMS OF CRIME

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

MONTRÉAL, January 24, 2013 ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced $1.2 million over three years in funding for the Centre d'expertise Marie-Vincent in Montréal to undertake projects that will serve victims of sexual abuse. The funding comes from the Department of Justice Canada and from Status of Women Canada.


Government of Canada Celebrates the Opening of Winnipeg's Children's Advocacy Centre

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

WINNIPEG, January 23, 2013 ¿ The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today attended the opening of the Winnipeg Children's Advocacy Centre, designed to help better serve children and youth that have been victims or witnesses of crime. Minister Nicholson was joined by the Honourable Jennifer Howard, Minister of Manitoba Family Services and Labour.


Government of Canada Funds Programs to Help Victims of Child Abuse

| 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 $185,000 in funding for the Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse (CSICA). The funding will support the organization as it works toward implementing a voluntary national certification program for forensic child interviewers, and will also be used to help cover the organization's operational expenses.


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