Legislation that would keep communities safe, fight systemic racism and make our criminal justice system more effective for all went to Second Reading in @OurCommons today.
Find out more about what #BillC22 aims to achieve here ⬇️
The new Women’s theme page on the State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard provides information about the unique risks, needs and experiences of women in the criminal justice system. ow.ly/NGbA50E7EeK
The Declaration also shows us that we must take further steps to respect, recognize and protect the human rights of #IndigenousPeoples.
This is one of the many goals of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We join the @UN in highlighting young people around the world who are standing up to racism and doing their part to foster a global culture of equality and anti-discrimination. Let’s follow their example by always standing up against racism and intolerance. #FightRacismtwitter.com/CanadianPM/sta…
#ICYM: Changes to Canada’s #MAID became law on March 17, 2021. The changes expand eligibility for MAID and helps to ensure that all Canadians are treated with the same respect and dignity, and have access to the same autonomy and freedom of choice.
The Éducaloi project will help seniors and their loved ones understand their rights in the event of abuse or neglect, notably where there may be fraud or health problems, incapacity, or death. ow.ly/1FzM50E2qdt#AccesstoJustice
Malicious cyber actors are very adept at creating #phishing messages that look official, often referring to subject matter, such as #COVID19, that is current or personal to the recipient.
Protect yourself by staying informed: cyber.gc.ca/en/guidance/st…
Important changes to Canada’s medical assistance in dying law came into force today. More Canadians suffering intolerably will now be able to access MAID.
Find out more about the changes: ow.ly/miJF50E1OL0
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring our laws reflect Canadians’ evolving needs, support their autonomy and freedom of choice, and protect those who are vulnerable. ow.ly/Ndys102BJ8l
Access to justice is a fundamental Canadian value and is key to a fair and just society, and all Canadians must have the confidence that the justice system is there to protect and not harm them. ow.ly/UOWv102BI27
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North, will make a funding announcement. ow.ly/BOn7102BD65
It was particularly important for the Department to apply a #GBAplus lens to the 2020 State of the Criminal Justice System Report to assess how the system is working for women relative to men. ow.ly/xHCs50DZkGU
Language, by nature, evolves and changes over time. Talking about the words we use provides a great opportunity to more deeply understand and address our needs as Canadians. Check out @CRRF for more definitions: ow.ly/6V0z50DZ1IY 7/7
The term 'racialized' is being more often used in its in place. Racialized acknowledges that race is a social construct, leading to racism, and racial prejudices being applied to certain groups of people. 5/7
To help illustrate how individuals’ interactions with the criminal justice system may differ based on gender, we also added a new Women’s theme to the online State of the Criminal Justice System Dashboard. ow.ly/V3wp50DXzYj
Women make up the overwhelming majority of victims in certain types of crimes. The #GC remains committed to preventing and addressing gender-based violence in a way that is inclusive and centred on the lived experiences of women and gender diverse people across Canada.
This week, the Government of Canada released its annual report on the state of Canada’s criminal justice system.
This year, the focus is on women’s perceptions of the criminal justice system, as well as their interactions with it as victims, survivors, accused and/or offenders.
At the @UN, the idea of the Declaration started to take form in the 1980’s with the creation of a Working Group on Indigenous Populations, but Indigenous peoples around the world had started to advocate for the respect of their human rights well before that.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the result of decades of work by Indigenous leaders around the world including First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders from Canada.
#COVID19 was officially declared a pandemic one year ago today. It has taken and continues to take a heavy toll on all of us. We express condolences to all who have lost family and friends to COVID-19. We honour their memory.
Today, one year after @WHO declared #COVID19 a pandemic, Canada honours every individual who lost their life to this disease, and recognizes all who have been impacted by the pandemic. Read Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement: ow.ly/K49P50DWbgM
Implementing #UNDRIP will take time as there is much work to do. But we are not starting from scratch. Over the past few years we have worked with Indigenous partners to reflect #UNDRIP in new laws on Indigenous languages, and child and family services.
Last December, we introduced #BillC15. If passed, this bill would require us to collaborate with Indigenous peoples to ensure federal laws are consistent with the Declaration and develop an action plan.