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.
Today, on behalf of Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, David Wilks, M.P. for Kootenay-Columbia, announced $350,000 in funding for the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative to improve and expand services for young victims of abuse living in the region.
Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay and Parliamentary Secretary Bob Dechert announced $300,000 for the implementation of the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) at Boost ¿ the first CYAC in Toronto.
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.
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.
The Government of Canada has contributed $240,350.00 to Nova Scotia for the design and development of specialized family justice services that will respond better to the unique needs of families experiencing a particularly high level of conflict related to a separation or divorce.
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.
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.