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Dear Friends,

There is a lot happening here in Central Nova. I'm happy to share this information with you about important projects I'm working on to improve our daily lives through federal investments in community infrastructure, highways, wharves, water and sewer systems, main street revitalization projects, recreation facilities, workers retraining programs, and programs promoting sustainability of our natural resources.

With your ongoing support and continued input from the community, our federal government is continuing to invest in significant projects and initiatives that benefit Central Nova. Since 2006, our Government has invested more than $410 million in this region. Central Nova has the people, skills, and know-how to turn today's ideas into a productive and bright future.

As always, I look forward to working with you to build a stronger Central Nova.





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The Failed Long-Gun Registry

- Hard on farmers
- Hard on hunters
- Ineffective against Criminals

The Liberals and NDP support this waste of $1 BILLION.

We SCRAPPED IT!



Our federal Conservative government has a strong record of keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safe for all Canadians.
Since 2006 our government has enacted over thirty measures into law to tackle crime, improve community safety and restore the rights of victims.
We have made great progress in restoring balance in our justice system and will continue to work to keep all Canadians safe and secure.

Visit justice.gc.ca for more information.




May 02, 2015
Minister Peter MacKay with Local High School Students to Discuss Cyberbullying (link)



Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay met with students of St. Mary’s Academy in Sherbrooke, NS to discuss the dangers of cyberbullying and to raise awareness of measures the Government has taken to help keep Canadians safe from online crime.

New legislation, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, came into force last month and makes it a criminal offence to share an intimate image of a person without their consent. It will help law enforcement officials better protect young Canadians from cyberbullying and other forms of online exploitation.

'Through the new cyberbullying legislation, our Government is demonstrating its commitment to the safety of our children and youth, providing law enforcement the tools they need to protect our most vulnerable citizens. When cyberbullying reaches a criminal level itdestroys lives. Sadly, acts of cyberbullying and other forms of online exploitation are a serious reality experienced by many young Canadians across the country. Our Government is proud to highlight that important measures to combat this type of victimization are now in force. We are pleased to be welcomed today by the students of St. Mary's Academy to discuss what we can do together to put an end to the most harmful forms cyberbullying', said Minister MacKay.

To raise awareness of the tremendous harm cyberbullying can cause, the Government also launched the anti-cyberbullying campaign Stop Hating Online, in January 2014. This is a comprehensive resource for parents and youth that includes information, advice, and tools needed to help identify, prevent and stop cyberbullying. In addition, the Government also launched a video to demonstrate the profound impact that words can have: an interactive YouTube experience, #WordsHurt.

The measures that are now in force build on the numerous measures implemented by the Government of Canada to stand up for victims of crime and help ensure the safety of young Canadians. This includes introducing Bill C-26, the Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act; introducing Bill C-32, the Victims Bill of Rights Act, and bringing forward legislation to make the reporting of child pornography by Internet Service Providers mandatory.

The new legislation now in force make it an offence to share an intimate image of a person without their consent.
This legislation will also empower a court to:
Order the removal of intimate images from the Internet;
Order forfeiture of the computer, cell phone or other device used in the offence;
Provide for reimbursement to victims for costs incurred in removing the intimate image from the Internet or elsewhere; and
Make an order to prevent someone from distributing intimate images.

The Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act provides police with the necessary means to investigate crime in today’s high-tech environment while maintaining judicial checks and balances to protect Canadians’ privacy.

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03/10/2014
10:08 AM
Government of Canada Announces Educational Funding for Vaughan Victims of Family Violence

Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament for Vaughan and Minister of Veterans Affairs, was joined by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce federal government funding to the Empowerment Through Achievement (ETA) Vaughan Women's Shelter to provide a series of "Munch and Learn" workshops to support women and girls who have experienced family violence.

03/03/2014
01:20 PM
Government of Canada Holds In-person Consultation on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today held a consultation with a number of stakeholder representatives to seek their views and input, which will help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.

03/01/2014
06:40 PM
Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre Society receives funding from the Federal Government

Today, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay announced $350,000 in funding for the Vancouver Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) Society to establish a new centre to provide services to young victims of abuse and their families.

02/28/2014
07:04 PM
Minister MacKay Highlights the Government's Efforts to Combat Sexual Abuse Against Children

At an event at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary today, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, provided details of the Government's comprehensive legislation to better address the issue of sexual offences committed against children, which further supports the Government of Canada's commitment to stand up for young victims of crime.

02/28/2014
04:21 PM
Government of Canada Remains Committed to Increasing Accessibility to Justice System

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that the Department of Justice has adopted a new Policy on Pro Bono Legal Services by Justice Lawyers. The policy was developed in response to a widespread desire among Justice lawyers to participate in pro bono legal services as a way to directly give back to their communities. The Minister made the announcement while delivering the William A. Howard Memorial Lecture at the University of Calgary.

02/26/2014
04:30 PM
Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Predators and Exploitation

In support of the Government of Canada's commitment to standing up for victims of crime, Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, introduced comprehensive legislation to better protect children from a range of sexual offences and exploitation at home and abroad.

02/20/2014
06:22 PM
Minister MacKay visits YWCA of Moncton

Minister of Justice Peter MacKay, accompanied by Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary Robert Goguen, today visited the YWCA of Moncton, and announced the organization has received funding from the Department of Justice Canada to host an event during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week), to be held from April 6-12, 2014.

02/20/2014
10:00 AM
Victims of Sexual Violence in New Brunswick to Benefit from Funding Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre to Benefit from Federal Government Support

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $55,000 in funding for the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre.

02/20/2014
11:30 AM
Minister MacKay and MP Ashfield Announce Federal Government Funding for New Brunswick At- Risk Youth

Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Keith Ashfield, M.P. for Fredericton, announced $256,200 in funding to Partners for Youth to support a project that will implement a career development program specifically for youth in custody.

02/17/2014
12:10 PM
Government of Canada Launches On-Line Consultations to Seek Views on Criminal Code Prostitution-Related Offences

The Government of Canada today launched a public on-line consultation with Canadians to seek their views and input, to help inform the Government's response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada. On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada found three Criminal Code prostitution-related offences unconstitutional.


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