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Former Private Member’s Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons), received Royal Assent in June 2015, under the previous Parliament, but was not brought into force. Legislation has been introduced to amend former Private Member’s Bill C-452, so that only the provisions that do not raise significant concerns under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms would come into force. […]

The Government of Canada has launched a public online consultation on record suspensions (formerly referred to as pardons) under the Criminal Records Act in support of its review of the changes made to the criminal justice system over the past decade.

The information provided through this consultation will help inform the development of options for the reform of the Criminal Records Act and support the successful reintegration of law-abiding Canadians into society. […]

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, introduces legislation to amend the federal victim surcharge provisions in the Criminal Code.

The federal victim surcharge is a monetary penalty that is automatically imposed on offenders at the time of sentencing, cumulatively for each offence. Money collected from offenders is used by provinces and territories to help fund programs and services for victims of crime. […]

Check out our new project report “Exploring and Responding to the Impact of Victimization in Communities” and the accompanying information guide “A Guide to Responding to Victimization in Your Community” (available in English and French).

Feedback about this project is greatly appreciated. […]

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls  will explore the systemic reasons why so many indigenous women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Independent from the federal government, the commission is directed to examine and report on the systemic causes behind the violence that Indigenous women and girls experience and their greater vulnerability to violence by looking for patterns and underlying factors that explain why higher levels of violence occur. […]