Current Issues

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, welcome the passage by Parliament of Bill S-6, the Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act. This legislation repeals the “faint-hope clause” that allows murderers to obtain early parole.

Eliminating the faint-hope clause ensures that criminals who commit first-degree murder are not eligible for parole until they serve the full 25 years of their sentence. […]

The federal government announces the introduction of the Protecting Children from Sexual Predators Act, which would help make our streets and communities safer by toughening the laws protecting children from adult sexual predators. Justice Canada.

“Sexual exploitation of children causes irreparable harm to the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society,” said Minister Nicholson. […]

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, along with Senator Claude Carignan, today announced the introduction of legislation to make our streets and communities safer by reducing the number of long, drawn-out trials, sometimes referred to as mega-trials. The Government is committed to improving criminal procedures to ensure that justice is delivered swiftly and effectively, […]

CPOMC will be holding support meetings for survivors of homicide the 1st Monday of every month commencing Monday, November 1, 2010, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Initially, CPOMC’s national office will be offering these meetings.  However, it is the intention of CPOMC to establish Chapters throughout Canada. As news of CPOMC reaches other Canadian survivors, […]

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Shelly Glover, Parliamentary Secretary for Indian Affairs and Northern Development announce funding for the creation and enhancement of Child Advocacy Centres across Canada to better help young victims and witnesses of crime.

The $ 5.25 million in funding over 5 years will be available through the Victims Fund at the Department of Justice.  […]

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by Mr. Daniel Petit, M.P. for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, today announced the re-introduction of legislation to end sentence discounts for multiple murders.

“It is important to the families of murder victims that the value of each life taken be acknowledged in the sentencing process,” […]