Bill C-2, legislation to end Mega-Trials Receives Royal Assent and becomes law.
Marking the anniversary of Canada’s worst act of terrorism, when 329 passengers and crew aboard Air India flight 182 lost their lives. Today flags across Canada are flown at half –mast to honor the victims of the bombing, as well as other acts of terrorist violence that have taken lives of Canadians.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, along with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veteran Affairs, announce the re-introduction of legislation to reduce the delays that are common when court proceedings are complex and drawn-out. These proceedings are often referred to as mega-trials.
Children’s coaches, volunteers, child care workers and others who give their time to work with vulnerable individuals will now have access to faster, more accurate and more efficient police checks. Public Safety Canada.
Additional information on Vulnerable Sector Verifications is available on the RCMP Website.
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Bill S-6 – Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act receives Royal Assent. This legislation repeals the “faint-hope clause” that allows murderers to obtain early parole.
Bill C-22 – An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service receives Royal Assent. […]
Parliament passes Bill C-48, the Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act.
The new legislation allows judges to impose consecutive parole ineligibility periods on individuals convicted of more than one first- or second-degree murder. Under the old system, criminals convicted of multiple murders served their parole ineligibility periods concurrently, […]
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomes the passage by Parliament of Bill C-22, An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service. The legislation will help protect children from online sexual exploitation.
“The creation and distribution of child pornography is an unspeakable crime which will not be tolerated in Canada,” […]