March 10, 2014
Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, was joined by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce federal government funding to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women’s Shelter to provide a series of “Munch and Learn” workshops to support women and girls who have experienced family violence.
March 3, 2014
The Government of Canada today held a consultation with a number of stakeholder representatives to seek their views and input, which will 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.
March 1, 2014
Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay announced $350,000 in funding for the Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) Society to establish a new centre to provide services to young victims of abuse and their families.
February 28, 2014
At an event at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, provided details of the Government’s comprehensive legislation to better address the issue of sexual offences committed against children, which further supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to stand up for young victims of crime.
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Department of Justice has adopted a new Policy on Pro Bono Legal Services by Justice Lawyers. The policy was developed in response to a widespread desire among Justice lawyers to participate in pro bono legal services as a way to directly give back to their communities. The Minister made the announcement while delivering the William A. Howard Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary.
February 26, 2014
In support of the Government of Canada’s commitment to standing up for victims of crime, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced comprehensive legislation to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad.
Backgrounder: Child Sexual Offenders
February 20, 2014
Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, accompanied by Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary Robert Goguen, today visited the YWCA of Moncton, and announced the organization has received funding from the Department of Justice Canada to host an event during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week), to be held from April 6-12, 2014.
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $55,000 in funding for the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $256,200 in funding to Partners for Youth to support a project that will implement a career development program specifically for youth in custody.
Backgrounder: Backgrounder: Youth Justice Fund
February 17, 2014
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.
February 14, 2014
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.
Backgrounder: Child Advocacy Centres
Backgrounder: Federal Victims Strategy and Victims Fund
February 6, 2014
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.
January 27, 2014
Minister of Justice Peter Mackay and Minister of Labour and Status of Women Kellie Leitch today announced the Government`s support for the Girls Action Foundation’s projectBuilding Bridges for Female Youth: National partnership project to address intimate partner violence and increase access to justice among marginalized young women.
January 24, 2014
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.
Backgrounder: National Anti-Drug Strategy
Backgrounder: Youth Justice Fund
January 15, 2014
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $143,500 in funding for Victims of Violence Canadian Centre for Missing Children.
Backgrounder: Federal Victims Strategy and Victims Fund
January 3, 2014
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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