Feds introduces legislation to counter foreign interference

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Ottawa, Ontario Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the introduction Bill C-70, An Act respecting countering foreign interference. Bill C-70 proposes to update existing laws to better equip the government to detect, disrupt, and protect against foreign interference threats …

Canada stands with Germany to condemn malicious cyber campaign

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Ottawa – Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs of Canada and Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: “Canada stands in solidarity with Germany, Czechia and other allies as they condemn the malicious cyber campaign against the Social Democratic Party of Germany. On May 3, Germany …

Indigenous-led police services

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Saskatchewan – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs; Paul Merriman, Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety; and Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte, of the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC), announced an investment of more than $1.4 million to support the implementation of effective and culturally appropriate police services for PAGC member communities. In October 2022, …

Helping Calgary church protect itself against hate crimes

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Calgary – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of $10,740 to the Calgary Life Church through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). This investment enabled the Calgary Life Church to purchase and install access control, motion detectors, door contacts, and glass break detectors. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested a …

Helping Winnipeg church protect against hate-motivated crimes

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Winnipeg – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced a federal investment of $7,448 to Knox United Church in Winnipeg through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). This investment enabled Knox United to install a CCTV and access control system. Since 2007, the Government of Canada has invested a total of $24.5 million in over 770 projects …

Final Report from Mass Casualty Commission

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OTTAWA – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, has issued the following statement: “I released the Government of Canada’s response to the Final Report of the Mass Casualty Commission, Turning the Tide Together, published on March 30, 2023. The Final Report delved into the circumstances surrounding the mass shooting that took place in Nova Scotia on April …

Improving cure, treatment in New Brunswick

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Moncton – Canadians deserve health care and long-term care systems that provide them with timely access to health services whenever and wherever they are needed, as well as the ability to age with dignity closer to home. Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, Dominic LeBlanc, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, on behalf of Ya’ara Saks, …

Helping Edmonton church improve safety against hate crimes

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Edmonton – Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, announced a federal investment of $83,766 to the Rhema Chapel of the Redeemed Christian Church of God through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). The organization will use this funding to install security equipment such as a CCTV system, lights with sensors/ alarms, doors and a fence/motorized gate. These new …

Feds offer support for auto theft investigations, stolen vehicle recovery

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Montréal – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, joined by Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal, Mike Duheme, Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Fady Dagher, Chief of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM), announced a federal investment of $15 million …

Measures to protect Durham by-polls from foreign interference

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced that the measures brought in to protect by-elections from any potential foreign interference will be applied to the Durham electoral district by-election to be held on March 4, 2024. These measures are continuously reviewed in light of the potential for new and evolving threats. The Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections (SITE) …