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Supporting vulnerable youth in Ontario 

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Hamilton – Across the country, governments, police, lawyers, judges and community groups are working in close partnership with communities and families to prevent youth involvement in the criminal justice system and to ensure a fair and effective youth justice system. The Government of Canada is pleased to support the innovative work done by its partners to help support youth who …

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Providing support to racialized members of communities

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Toronto – Access to justice is a fundamental Canadian value and an integral part of a fair and just society based on the rule of law. The Government of Canada is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice for members of 2SLGBTQI+ and racialized communities across the country and addressing systemic racism and discrimination in all its forms …

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Addressing overrepresentation of Indigenous people in criminal justice system 

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La Tuque – Advancing reconciliation requires supporting culturally appropriate, Indigenous-led and community-based justice services. This is key to achieving systemic change in our justice system. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain, and Grand Chief Constant Awashish of the Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw …

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Addressing systemic discrimination in Canadian justice system

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Ottawa – The overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system is a serious and complex issue rooted in systemic racism and the legacy of colonialism. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and to developing, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, and territories, an Indigenous Justice Strategy (IJS) that is informed …

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Michelle O’Bonsawin appointed to Supreme Court of Canada

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced nomination of Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice O’Bonsawin is an accomplished jurist with expertise in the areas of mental health, Gladue principles, labour and employment law, human rights, and privacy law, and has been a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa since 2017. Justice O’Bonsawin holds a …

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Canada’s Ministers wrap up meetings at 24th Int’l AIDS Conference

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Policy makers, researchers and advocates from around the world gathered, in-person and virtually, to advance the HIV response Montreal – Canada closed out events at AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference – the largest global gathering on any health issue in the world. Canada served as the host country for this year’s conference, which took place between July 29th and August …

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Modernizing criminal justice system’s response to HIV non-disclosure

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that our criminal justice system keeps communities safe, supports victims, and holds offenders to account, while respecting Charter rights. As part of the pre-conference activities of the International AIDS Conference 2022, David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with stakeholders and today announced …

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Focusing on sexual and gender based crimes

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Ottawa – David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada spoke at the Ukraine Accountability Conference World Forum Convention Centre, The Hague, Netherlands. He released the following statement:Before I begin, I wish to thank our partners: the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission, and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, for hosting us here today. I would also …

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Tackling workplace sexual harassment in Northwest Territories 

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Yellowknife – All individuals have the right to a safe workplace with fair treatment for all. Sexual harassment impacts the health and well-being of those involved, as well as their ability to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Creating and maintaining workplaces where everyone – no matter their gender identity or expression – can be safe, respected …

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Implementing UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

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Ottawa – David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: “The coming into force of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act marked a historic milestone in Canada’s collective journey to move forward on reconciliation—one rooted in the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. …