Direction issued to Correctional Service of Canada on Transfer of Offenders

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Ottawa – Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, issued a Ministerial Direction to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to ensure victims’ rights are considered from the beginning and strengthen the way it shares information with victims and the government. This direction will improve notification to victims surrounding security classification and transfers of offenders, and establish a formal process to …

CBSA hosts 1st Five Eyes Export Enforcement Forum in Ottawa

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Ottawa – This week, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) hosted the first Five Eyes working group focused on export controls and sanctions enforcement with a view to enhancing global security. This forum brought together delegates from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and demonstrates the shared value and importance each country places on counter-proliferation and …

Minister Mendicino ends Five Country Ministerial meeting in New Zealand

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Wellington – Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, today marked the conclusion of a successful Five Country Ministerial (FCM) meeting in Wellington, New Zealand. The FCM is an annual gathering of Ministers from Five Eyes countries that provides a forum for Canada and its allies from the US, UK, New Zealand and Australia to advance work in areas of importance …

Legislation to support humanitarian aid to vulnerable Afghans receives Royal Assent

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Ottawa – Canada has a deep and longstanding commitment to the people of Afghanistan. In the face of a unique and dire situation, Canada’s Criminal Code needed changes to allow international assistance, most importantly humanitarian aid, to reach vulnerable Afghans. Newly passed legislation will enable Canadian organizations to deliver this assistance, while maintaining our strong anti-terrorism laws and protections. Marco …

CBSA makes 15 ketamine seizures in one month 

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Montréal – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to keeping our communities safe. The CBSA announces that between April 13 and May 14, 2023, officers at the Léo-Blanchette Mail Processing Centre in Montreal made fifteen seizures of ketamine for a total quantity of  89.8 kg. Ketamine is often used as a date rape drug, and is generally sold …

Disrupting illegal importation of precursor chemicals used to make fentanyl

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Ottawa – The overdose crisis, and the increasingly toxic illegal drug supply, continue to have devastating impacts on individuals, communities and families across Canada. This toxic drug supply is contaminated with illegally produced, highly potent opioids, such as fentanyl, with nearly 75% of accidental apparent opioid toxicity deaths in Canada since 2017 involving fentanyl or fentanyl-related substances. The Government of Canada is working with our departments and …

CBSA seizure leads to RCMP charges, suspected drugs, undeclared currency

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Niagara – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are committed to keeping our communities safe. On May 2, 2023, Andrew Lee Toppenberg, arrived at the Rainbow Bridge port of entry in Niagara Falls, Ontario, where he was referred for a secondary examination. During the inspection of the vehicle, border services officers discovered 181 …

$3.57m offered to help stop crime in Newfoundland and Labrador

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St John’s – Canadians deserve to be safe in their communities. That’s why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan that gets guns off our streets and resources into our neighborhoods. A central part of this involves adding resources to fight crime and prevent violence from happening in the first place. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement …

Strengthening Canada’s bail system 

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the criminal justice effectively keeps everyone in Canada, and the communities they live in, safe. This means ensuring our bail laws maintain public safety, instill public confidence in the justice system, and respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There are specific challenges facing our bail system posed by …

National Police Week commences

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OTTAWA – Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement to recognize the start of National Police Week: “On the occasion of this National Police Week, I would like to salute the service and sacrifice of law enforcement across this country. Every day, police officers show incredible bravery in protecting Canadians – knowing that all too well it …