The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, introduces amendments to the Witness Protection Program Act. Public Safety Canada.

These amendments will ensure better protection for those whom the program is designed to help. This will be accomplished by enhancing the program and providing better service to other witness protection programs, through:

  • improved processes to obtain secure identity changes for witnesses in the provincial program;
  • broadened prohibitions against the disclosure of information;
  • expanded admissions for national security, national defence and public safety sources; and
  • extension of the amount of time emergency protection may be provided.