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On November 29, 2021, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada introduced a bill to criminalize so-called conversion therapy practices in Canada. Conversion therapy is a practice that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation to heterosexual, to change an individual’s gender identity to cisgender, or to change their gender expression to match the sex they were assigned at birth. This bill is similar to former Bill C-6, which was adopted by the House of Commons in the previous Parliament, but with one important difference. It expands on the previous proposed legislation to protect all Canadians—regardless of their age—from the harms of conversion therapy practices and to promote the dignity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2) persons.

Last Updated: Dec. 7, 2021
Date Published: Nov. 29, 2021
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Proposed Legislation, Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ2
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This report presents findings on the representation and outcomes of Indigenous people as accused in Canadian criminal courts. This is the first time that national statistics on Indigenous accused in criminal courts are reported in Canada. This study addresses four key objectives:

Identify whether the criminal court process itself contributes to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system (CJS);

Identify disproportionality in court outcomes of Indigenous accused, compared to White accused, at key stages/decision points of the criminal court process;

Identify whether other sociodemographic variables (e.g., sex and age group) affect the level of disproportionate outcomes experienced by Indigenous people at key stages/decision points of the criminal court process; and,

Identify areas that warrant further exploration and data development. This study was a collaborative effort between the Research and Statistics Division at the Department of Justice Canada and the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics at Statistics Canada.

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 29, 2021
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  criminal justice system, court outcomes, Indigenous people, sentencing outcomes, Indigenous Justice, Indigenous overrepresentation
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Section 4.2 of the Department of Justice Act requires the Minister of Justice to prepare a Charter Statement for every government bill to help inform public and Parliamentary debate on government bills. One of the Minister of Justice’s most important responsibilities is to examine legislation for inconsistency with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms [“the Charter”]. By tabling a Charter Statement, the Minister is sharing some of the key considerations that informed the review of a bill for inconsistency with the Charter. A Statement identifies Charter rights and freedoms that may potentially be engaged by a bill and provides a brief explanation of the nature of any engagement, in light of the measures being proposed.

Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2021
Date Published: Dec. 13, 2021
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Department of Justice, Access to Information, Canada's System of Justice, Justice Canada Publications, Health professionals, 44th Parliament: 1st Session
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In 2018, Parliament enacted former Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2018, c. 21 (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) to create new and stronger laws to combat impaired driving. The Act introduced a robust drug-impaired driving regime to coincide with the legalization of cannabis, as well as reformed the Criminal Code alcohol-impaired driving regime to create a new, modern, simplified and more coherent system to better deter, detect, and prosecute impaired drivers. The Act was introduced with an ultimate objective of reducing deaths and injuries caused by impaired drivers on Canadian roads. The Act came into force in two stages: the drug-impaired driving amendments came into force on Royal Assent on June 21, 2018 and the more comprehensive reform which was a complete repeal and replacement of the transportation regime came into force on December 18, 2018.

Last Updated: Mar. 31, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 16, 2022
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, S.C. 2018 c. 21, Drug-impaired driving, Cannabis
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The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness’ (Minister of Public Safety) requirement to present the annual report on the arrest without warrant power found in section 83.3 of the Criminal Code, the recognizance with conditions provision.

Last Updated: Jun. 2, 2022
Date Published: May 27, 2022
Organization: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Keywords:  Public Safety, Criminal Code, Policing, Arrest without warrant, Recognizance with conditions
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This paper provides an overview of the Supreme Court of Canada's findings in its December 20, 2013 Bedford decisions and explains the basis for the Government's legislative response: Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, which received Royal Assent on November 6, 2014 (S.C. 2014, c.25).

In Bedford, the Supreme Court of Canada declared unconstitutional three Criminal Code offences addressing prostitution-related conduct on the basis that they violated section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”). Section 7 protects the rights to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Sep. 19, 2014
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Access to Information, Canada's System of Justice, Criminal law, Prostitution Law Reform, Justice Canada Publications, Laws and Regulations, Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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The Minister of Justice prepares a "Charter Statement" to help inform the public and Parliamentary debate on a government bill. One of the Minister of Justice's most important responsibilities is to examine legislation for consistency with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ["The Charter"]. By tabling a Charter Statement, the Minister is sharing some of the key considerations that informed the review of a bill for consistency with the Charter. A Statement identifies charter rights and freedoms that may potentially be engaged by a bill and provides a brief explanation of the nature of any engagement, in light of the measures being proposed.

Last Updated: Jun. 8, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Criminal Code, Judges Act, Judges, Charter Statement, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sexual Assault, Legislation, Training, 43rd Parliament: 2nd Session
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Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Briefing Binder for the Minister of Health
Study of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)
November 3, 2020

Last Updated: Mar. 15, 2021
Date Published: Mar. 10, 2021
Organization: Health Canada
Formats: PDF
Keywords:  Parliamentary Committee appearance, Legislation, Medical Assistance in Dying
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This comprehensive review – the first of its kind since 1982 – was intended to guide the Government in its efforts to ensure that Canada’s criminal justice system is just, compassionate and fair; that it promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous society; and that it accurately reflects the values and principles of modern-day Canada.

Last Updated: Feb. 6, 2020
Date Published: Aug. 26, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Criminal justice, Justice system, Research, Access to information
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The Minister of Justice prepares a "Charter Statement" to help inform the public and Parliamentary debate on a government bill. One of the Minister of Justice's most important responsibilities is to examine legislation for consistency with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ["The Charter"]. By tabling a Charter Statement, the Minister is sharing some of the key considerations that informed the review of a bill for consistency with the Charter. A Statement identifies charter rights and freedoms that may potentially be engaged by a bill and provides a brief explanation of the nature of any engagement, in light of the measures being proposed.

Last Updated: Jun. 8, 2021
Date Published: Oct. 28, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Charter Statement, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Department of Justice, Access to Information, Canada's System of Justice, Justice Canada Publications, Criminal Code, Conversion therapy, LGBTQ2
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