Current Issues

Bill C-310 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons), introduced by Manitoba MP Joy Smith, receives Royal Assent. The anti-slavery law amends the Criminal Code by extending extraterritorial jurisdiction to the current human trafficking offences and enhances the definition of exploitation in the human trafficking offence through an interpretive aid for courts and police. […]

  • Increasing Penalties for Sexual Offences Against Children: Coming into Force: August 9, 2012
  • Protecting Canadians from Violent, Repeat Young Offenders: Coming into Force: October 23, 2012
  • Targeting Serious Drug Crimes: Coming into Force: November 6, 2012
  • Eliminating House Arrest for Serious and Violent Crimes: Coming into Force: November 20, […]