December 10, 2014 – Vaughan, ON – Department of Justice Canada
Today, at a roundtable of professionals who work closely with child and youth victims of crime, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay - joined by Minister of Veterans Affairs and honourary member of the Canadian Crime Victim Foundation Julian Fantino - discussed ways of better protecting children and youth from online crime. The Ministers discussed how Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, will give police the modernized tools they need to protect Canadians, in particular children and youth, from acts of cyberbullying. As well, they discussed child protection and victims' rights. York Regional Police Deputy Chief André Crawford also participated in the roundtable. Bill C-13 received Royal Assent yesterday and will come into force in March 2015.
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