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Department of Justice Act

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to amend, remove or repeal passages and provisions that have been ruled unconstitutional or that raise risks with regard to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as passages and provisions that are obsolete, redundant or that no longer have a place in criminal law. It also modifies certain provisions of the Code relating to sexual assault in order to clarify their application and to provide a procedure applicable to the admissibility and use of a complainant’s record when in the possession of the accused.

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Background

Summary: This bill amends the Federal Sustainable Development Act to broaden its scope, to make the process for developing the federal sustainable development strategy more transparent, and to increase accountability to Parliament.

Bill C-51 To Become Law Despite Stand By Senate Liberals

Twenty-six Senate Liberals showed their independence from Grit Leader Justin Trudeau and his MPs by voting against the bill in the third reading. Two independent senators — including Elaine McCoy who sits as an independent Progressive Conservative — also cast nay votes.

Letter to the Senate of Canada Re: Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

We write to urge you to vote “No” to Bill C-51, Canada’s proposed Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. This bill would imperil fundamental rights enshrined in both Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law. It also is unnecessary, given Canada’s already ample and sufficient powers to address violent extremism.

Second reading of Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

Honourable senators, I rise today at second reading of Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act. This bill contains a number of amendments to the Criminal Code related to sexual assault and other amendments to repeal provisions that are obsolete, outdated, unconstitutional or contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Senator Sinclair, the sponsor, outlined in detail the provisions of Bill C-51 in his speech.

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Second reading of Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

Bill C-51 will affect what I believe is a fundamental part of our criminal law, that is, the right to silence. The right to silence is a fundamental right of all Canadians. I owe this conviction to my principal, mentor, and later, law partner, the Honourable Thomas Dohm., QC.

Defence lawyers ‘cringe’ at ‘unconstitutional’ new sex-assault case rules in justice bill

Some defence lawyers are looking to the Senate to fix a government justice bill they say would make unconstitutional changes to the way courts deal with sexual assault cases. The wide-ranging Bill C-51 cleared the House of Commons on Dec. 11 and will be in front of the Upper Chamber during the upcoming sitting, which begins Jan. 29. It aims to do a number of things, including cleaning up so-called “zombie laws”—removing from the Criminal Code offences that

Anti-terror Bill C-51 battle moves to Senate committee

The bill would also make it easier for the RCMP to obtain a peace bond to restrict the movements of suspects and extend the amount of time they can be kept in preventative detention.