Justice

Access information about family law, Canada's youth justice system, criminal conviction reviews, and extradition and mutual legal assistance.

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Family law

Learn about divorce and separation, custody and parenting, child support and spousal support, enforcing support and resolving enforcement issues. Access tools to help you to locate family justice services near you, calculate child support amounts, and develop a parenting plan.

Youth justice

Learn about the youth justice system and learn how the Government of Canada is working to ensure its fairness and effectiveness, as well as working to prevent youth crime.

Criminal conviction review

If you believe there has been a miscarriage of justice or a wrongful conviction, learn about how to apply for a criminal conviction review.

Extradition and mutual legal assistance

Find information on how we assist Canadian and foreign police and prosecutors through extradition, and by providing legal assistance to advance criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis

Learn about the current status of cannabis (marijuana) laws in Canada, and the work being done to legalize and regulate it.

Medical Assistance in Dying

Learn about medical assistance in dying and the proposed legislation.

Justice system

Learn how laws affect nearly every aspect of our lives and why it is important to understand our legal rights and responsibilities.

The courts

Get information about the court system in Canada, the types and levels of courts, and their responsibilities.

How laws are created

Learn about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law.

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