New Chair to RCMP’s Management Advisory Board appointed

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced the appointment of Professor Angela Campbell as Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)’s Management Advisory Board (MAB). An expert in the field of law, Professor Campbell will be instrumental in providing guidance to the Commissioner of the RCMP on the administration and management of …

Additional $5m announced for communities at risk of hate crimes

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced further support to communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes through an additional $5 million to the expanded Communities At Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP). The expanded SIP, which launched on November 9, 2023, with an initial investment of $5 million, now has a total of $10 million to help …

Supporting communities at risk of hate-motivated crime 

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Ottawa – Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced an additional investment of $5 million to help Canadian communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes protect and strengthen the security of their community centres, places of worship and other institutions. Recent international events have led many communities in Canada to fear for their safety. The Government …

Strengthening National Sex Offender Registry 

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Ottawa – This news release deals with topics that may cause distress. If you or someone close to you needs support, we encourage you to reach out. Resources are available at canada.ca/mental-health. Everyone in Canada deserves to be safe and feel safe, including by knowing that the police have the tools they need to prevent and investigate crime and protect their …

Canada, NS, New Brunswick Show Progress Toward Phasing Out Coal by 2030 

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Ottawa – From our homes to our businesses to our workplaces, electricity powers our lives and our economy. Building a clean, reliable and affordable electricity grid is a crucial economic and environmental pursuit. The private sector is increasingly prioritizing access to clean electricity to stay competitive and to seize new economic opportunities, including in the emerging and growing industries of …

Progress Monitoring Committee on Nova Scotia Tragedy Released

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Ottawa – The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia continue to make progress towards meeting the recommendations set out in the Mass Casualty Commission’s Final Report, and to ensure the senseless tragedy never happens again. The federal Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc, Nova Scotia Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Brad Johns, and Linda …

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 …