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Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in Brampton to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada's streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was joined at the roundtable by Kyle Seeback, M.P. for Brampton West.


Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable in London to Discuss Criminal Justice Legislation

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada's streets and communities safe. Minister MacKay was joined at the roundtable by Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Status of Women.


Minister MacKay Holds Meetings with Irish Counterparts

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay held meetings with Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister of Justice and Equality and Máire Whelan, the Attorney General of the Republic of Ireland to discuss cyberbullying - an issue which has no borders but that has serious repercussions in our communities; tackling child sexual offenses and impaired driving as well as other justice-related topics of mutual interest.


Coming into Force of the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Bill C-14, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, came into force across Canada today. This new legislation strengthens the Criminal Code's decision-making process relating to accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) on account of mental disorder to make public safety the primary consideration, enhance victim safety, and provide victims with a stronger voice in the process. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay highlighted its significance today.


Sixth annual meeting of Quintet of Attorneys General concludes

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay today concluded two days of group discussions and bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This constructive collaboration around issues of common interest constituted the 6th annual meeting of the Quintet of Attorneys General.


Minister of Justice to Attend Sixth Annual Meeting of the Quintet of Attorneys General: Event Provides a Forum for Discussion on a Range of Crime and Justice Issues That Transcend Borders

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Peter MacKay will take part in the 6th annual meeting of the Quintet of Attorneys General, which will be held in London, England, from July 9 to 11, 2014. Minister MacKay will be joined by his counterparts from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States ¿ countries with which Canada shares democratic values, legal traditions, and similar justice system challenges.


Minister MacKay Holds Roundtable to Discuss Victims Bill of Rights Act

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay held a roundtable in Saint John, New Brunswick, to discuss Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, with justice advocates. Minister MacKay was joined at the roundtable by Rodney Weston, M.P. for Saint John.


Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Commission

| 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 the appointment of Judy C. Mintz as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.


Appointment to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

| 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 the appointment of David Thomas, B.A., LL.B., as Chair of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT).


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