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Government of Canada launches on-line consultations to seek views on criminal code prostitution-related offences

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada today launched a public on-line consultation with Canadians to seek their views and input, to help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.


Minister MacKay Discusses Key Justice Issues at Canadian Bar Association Nova Scotia Mid-Winter Conference

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay spoke today at the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Nova Scotia Branch Bench and Bar Reception and Dinner during its mid-winter conference. The Minister highlighted the Government's action on a host of important criminal justice issues, such as cyberbullying, accused persons found Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder, and victims' rights.


Ministers MacKay and Leitch announce federal funding to assist women at risk of violence

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Minister of Justice Peter Mackay and Minister of Labour and Status of Women Dr. K. Kellie Leitch today announced the Government`s support for the Girls Action Foundation's project Building Bridges for Female Youth: National partnership project to address intimate partner violence and increase access to justice among marginalized young women.


Government funds drug treatment project for youth in conflict with the law

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

Today, on behalf of the Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay, Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, announced $100,000 in funding to support a project that will train front-line community workers and criminal justice personnel from across New Brunswick on effective, efficient and timely substance abuse treatment strategies for youth involved in the criminal justice system.


Protecting Canadians from high-risk accused persons found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder

| Department of Justice Canada | news releases

The Government is delivering on its commitment to protect Canadians from not criminally responsible (NCR) accused persons who have been found to pose a higher risk of committing violence if released. Since Bill C-14, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, was reinstated on November 25, 2013, it was passed in the House of Commons and is currently before the Senate.


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