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  Prime Minister of Canada article - Prime Minister of Canada Prime Minister Canada government political party Canadian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons.
In modern-day Canada, however, his prerogatives are largely the duties to which the constitution refers to as the job of the Governor General (who is a figurehead).
The function, duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Prime Minister of Canada were established at the time the country was created as an independent nation in 1867 and were modeled upon those of the existing office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Prime_Minister_of_Canada   (1781 words)

 Canada, Idziak v. Canada (Minister of Justice)
Canada (Minister of Justice) [1992] 3 S.C.R. -- Extradition -- Application to Minister to exercise discretion not to extradite -- Internal memorandum advising minister -- Minister not informing fugitive of memorandum -- Whether s.
When the Minister of Justice exercises his or her discretion in determining whether to issue a warrant of surrender, no lis is in existence.
In considering the issue of surrender, the minister was engaged in making a policy decision rather in the nature of an act of clemency and was entitled to consider the views of her officials who were versed in the matter.
www.hrcr.org /safrica/freedom_security/idziak_canada.html   (1339 words)

 Idziak v. Canada (Minister of Justice), [1992] 3 S.C.R. 631   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, [1980] 2 S.C.R. 735, at pp.
He went on to explain that, in light of the importance of Canada's international obligations under extradition treaties, the refusal to surrender a fugitive could only occur in compelling cases, related either to specific exceptions in the treaty or to situations where it was required by the principles of fundamental justice guaranteed in the Constitution.
Canada (Minister of Justice), [1991] 2 S.C.R. 779, at pp.
lexum.umontreal.ca /csc-scc/en/pub/1992/vol3/html/1992scr3_0631.html   (9338 words)

 Justice Minister and his office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Minister, she is responsible to maintain fairness and equality in our family courts and to ensure that both men and women are treated equally in our country and that families are treated with respect.
Justice Minister Anne McLellan's letter to the editor in response to the criticisms of Senator Anne Cools and MP Roger Gallaway is outrageous and deserves a rebuttal.
Peculiarly, Anne McLellan, Minister of Justice, responded with a haughty and hollow letter on July 20 that proved first, that her divorce consultations are not a public process, as is a parliamentary hearing, and second, that her department staff are active and political, not passive and administrative, as they should be.
www.fathers.ca /justice_minister_and_his_office.htm   (7843 words)

 Kim Campbell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She is the only woman to have held the office of Prime Minister in Canada, and only the third (after Ertha Pascal-Trouillot in Haiti and Violeta Chamorro in Nicaragua) to lead a national government in North America.
She was cited for her status as the only woman head of government of a North American country to date, but controversy ensued among academics in Canada over the merit of this honour since she had not won an election and because many senior Ministers in the Mulroney government had not contested the leadership convention.
As Justice Minister, Campbell brought about a new rape law whose passage firmly entrenched that in cases involving sexual assault, "no means NO." While Campbell had little time to usher in legislation during her six brief months as Prime Minister, she did implement radical changes to the structure of the Canadian government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kim_Campbell   (2496 words)

 Kindler v. Canada (Minister of Justice), [1991] 2 S.C.R. 779   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Minister stated that in the interest of the Canadian public, those who commit murder in a foreign state should be discouraged from seeking haven in Canada as a means of reducing or limiting the severity of the penalty that might be exacted under the laws of the state in which their crime was committed.
Minister of Employment and Immigration, [1985] 1 S.C.R. In that case the refugee claimants contended that Canada's decision not to extend convention refugee status to them placed them at risk that they would be prosecuted in their home country for their political beliefs.
Canada's connection with the matter results from the fact that the fugitive came here of his own free will, and the question to be determined is whether the action of the Canadian Government in returning him to his own country infringes his liberty and security in an impermissible way.
www.lexum.umontreal.ca /csc-scc/en/pub/1991/vol2/html/1991scr2_0779.html   (17870 words)

 Justice Minister of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Justice Minister Cauchon undemocratic tactics with child custody bill is outrageous and he should learn of the proper relationship between Ministers of the Crown and Parliament, the people's representative assembly," or at least resign for the sake of the children and parents in Canada.
The Justice Department of Canada seems to think the state can tell parents how they can raise their children, well to that, I say the people of Canada should be outraged and a Revolution to come forward to stop this insane war on fatherhood.
This is nonsense the Justice Minister is spouting, as it will pit more parents against one another and everyone becomes the loser, including the children of Canada.
www.fathers.ca /justice_minister_of_canada.htm   (1583 words)

 Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - November 25, 2002 - Privacy Commissioner of Canada
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, George Radwanski, sent the following letter to the Honourable Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Wayne Easter, Solicitor General of Canada, and the Honourable Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, regarding the "Lawful Access" proposals.
I welcome the opportunity to comment on the "Lawful Access" proposals that have been put forward by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Solicitor General of Canada and the Minister of Industry.
In a free and democratic society like Canada, the interception and monitoring of private communications carries extraordinarily strong symbolic and psychological implications, in addition to the obvious practical ones.
www.privcom.gc.ca /media/le_021125_e.asp   (2833 words)

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The Justice will usually authorize the search if he or she thinks there is probable cause to believe the property could contain evidence that a crime was committed.
Once the justice of the peace having jurisdiction has received the information, he or she must decide whether a case has been presented that warrants prosecuting the alleged offender.
The death penalty was abolished by the Parliament of Canada in 1976.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/pub/ascii/wfbcjcan.txt   (9993 words)

 Minister of Justice, Canada and the Inquiries Act approves Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood in Canada.
Minister of Justice, Canada and the Inquiries Act approves Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood in Canada.
Ministers of: Justice, and the Solicitor General's Office of Canada, and to also the Minister of Health and the Minister of CBC Communications and News Broadcast, failing to inform the public of dangers to the newborn citizen of Canada.
The government of Canada's officials have not protected every person, whose cells were taken, no matter how they obtained, by security of person and equal protection, or to have had the organs and tissue, burned.
www.lotusbirth.com /doc/FEB2003Lotusbirth-223.htm   (4661 words)

 Can Ottawa Act Against Mugabe? - International Justice - Global Policy Forum
The evidence-gatherers, who cannot be named for their safety, work for the Accountability Commission Zimbabwe, one of a small number of rallying points for the millions of Zimbabweans in exile, who in the face of the seemingly endless deterioration of their homeland are increasingly looking toward drastic measures.
Justice Minister Irwin Cotler declined to comment on the case.
Although Canada is their best hope, they will also take their case to the African Union and the International Court of Justice, said Gabriel Shumba, a human-rights lawyer who was tortured by intelligence officers in Harare last year and has since fled to South Africa.
www.globalpolicy.org /intljustice/universal/2004/1105mugabe.htm   (1158 words)

 "the People's Paths!" NAIIP News Path! - Canada Obstructs Justice for Peltier
Canadian Minister of Justice, Anne McLellan, denies her Government’s responsibility for the illegal extradition of Leonard Peltier.
She based most, if not all of her conclusion on prior court proceedings despite the fact that it was the courts themselves who suggested that a governmental review be done because it was a matter regarding nation to nation relationships that they could not act upon.
Minister McLellan outrageously refuses to confront the real issues at hand, namely that the Canadian prosecutor himself in conjunction with the FBI, purposely provided the courts with falsified affidavits, securing Mr.
www.yvwiiusdinvnohii.net /News99/1299/LPDC991201CanObstructs.htm   (1125 words)

 Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Minister of Justice)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [1999] 1 S.C.R. Corbiere v.
Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [2000] 1 S.C.R. Lovelace v.
Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [2000] 1 S.C.R., 2000 SCC 28; and Lovelace v.
www.lexum.umontreal.ca /csc-scc/en/pub/2000/vol2/html/2000scr2_1120.html   (17221 words)

 The Honourable Vic Toews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vic Toews was elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2006.
From 1997 until September 1999, he served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice for the Province of Manitoba.
Toews practised law with the provincial Department of Justice from 1976 to 1991.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/mag   (185 words)

 Petition No. 50B - Minister's Response: Justice Canada - Department of (JUS)
I am writing in response to your questions to the Department of Justice on Environmental Petition no. 50B, which were forwarded to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada by Ms. Johanne Gélinas, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.
The Department of Justice provides ongoing legal advice to the Government of Canada, including each of the departments that you have petitioned, concerning the interpretation of statutes, legal obligations of departments, and legal risk management.
Your petition also raises questions which fall within the mandates of a number of other Ministers, and for that reason, it would be inappropriate for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada to address these questions.
www.oag-bvg.gc.ca /domino/petitions.nsf/viewe1.0/B0CF239DD61AD02285256F0F004500EC   (402 words)

 portland imc - 2005.10.12 - Tre Arrow - Please write letters to Canada's Minister of Justice
I'm asking as many folks as possible to do this in order to show the Canadian government, the US government, the Minister of Justice, and citizens throughout North America and the world that I have tremendous support including overwhelming opposition to my extradition to the United States.
Once you have sent your letter to the minister, a copy of this letter to my lawyer Tim, and your abbreviated email version to your local newspaper's editor, please send this email to at least two other people who would be willing to do the same.
We are aiming for at least 2000 letters to be sent to the minister and local newspapers.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2005/10/326583.shtml   (240 words)

 A letter to the Hon. Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The most effective means of leaving an impression on parliamentarians is to send a letter by snail mail (it's considered to be the equivalent of between hundreds to about 2,500 voter opinions, depending on whom you write to).
However, the recommendation of the December 1998 parliamentary report "For the Sake of Children" was that a system of shared-parenting, with divorced mothers and fathers having equal rights regarding children, should replace current legislation that discounts the rights of fathers and paternal grandparents.
Since then the Department of Justice Canada has consulted Canadians on a number of occasions about the subject of child custody and access.
www.fathersforlife.org /letters/letter7.htm   (622 words)

 Justice Minister to Release Investigative Report in Truscott Case
OTTAWA, August 12, 2005 – Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced his decision to waive solicitor-client privilege and make public the investigative report of the Hon. Fred Kaufman into the murder conviction of Steven Truscott.
In October 2004, Minister Cotler announced that he had determined "that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a miscarriage of justice likely occurred" in 1959 when Truscott, then 14, was convicted of murdering 12-year-old Lynne Harper.
The Minister is simply returning the matter to the courts in circumstances where there is a reasonable basis to conclude that a miscarriage of justice likely occurred.
news.gc.ca /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=163819   (339 words)

 Minister of Justice Announces Members of New Advisory Committee for Next Supreme Court Appointment
The Advisory Committee includes a Member of Parliament from each recognized party, a retired judge and, from the region where the vacancy arises, a nominee of the provincial Attorneys General, a nominee of the law societies and two prominent Canadians who are neither lawyers nor judges.
A mandate letter from the Minister will be provided to the Advisory Committee to guide its activities and to help ensure a full, balanced and objective assessment of the candidates.
The Minister will meet with the Advisory Committee on October 17, 2005 to discuss its mandate and to provide the initial list of five to eight candidates.
news.gc.ca /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=174189   (361 words)

 Suleman & Co: Canadian Immigration Lawyers
Canada is in the midst of a national election.
Based on the first half of the year, Canada is set to receive in 2005 the lowest number of claims since the mid-1980s, with a projected year end total of just 17,300.
Whilethere has been a modest decline in numbers of claims made at other places, the drop at the land border has been much greater, with numbers at only 50% of what they were last year.
www.sulemanco.com   (409 words)

 Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - UBC Faculty of Law
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will visit the Faculty of Law on Tuesday, March 2, from approximately 1:15-2:30.
We are honoured that the Minister has chosen UBC as one of the locations for his discussion sessions with law students across Canada.
www.law.ubc.ca /events/2004/march/minister_of_justice.htm   (159 words)

 Protecting Canada From Terrorist Attack: What Countries is Canada's Justice Minister Citizen Of?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is to your government's credit that you have largely exempted Canada from such Arab counter-attack by refusing to join the American-British conquest and destruction of Iraq and the confiscation of its resources.
, there continue to be several holes in Canada's exemption from Arab retaliation, foremost among which is your appointment of Zionist Irwin Cotler as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Irwin Cotler works indefatigably to place Canada in the anti-Arab camp, as by defending Israel's right to oppress and murder Palestinians, as by working to suppress criticism of Zionist leadership, and as by appointing Zionists to positions of high authority.
www.ukar.org /martin/martin22.html   (405 words)

 Paul Martin 10-Mar-2004 What kind of Justice Minister have you appointed?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That is, anyone who aspires to be Canada's Minister of Justice will advocate the prosecution of those war crimes that are most grievous, most recent, and best documented without regard to the nationality, ethnicity, or religion of the accused.
On the other hand, anyone who aspires to be no better than Canada's Jewish Minister of Justice, will advocate the prosecution of war crimes committed by non-Jews against Jews sixty years ago, and thus necessarily crimes whose evidentiary support has been eroded by the passage of time.
Specifically, given the large number of Israelis living in Canada today, and their high participation rate in Israeli military, police, and intelligence units, and the mountain of crimes that such units have accumulated, the most productive and just prosecution of war crimes in today's Canada would be directed at Israelis.
www.ukar.org /martin/martin01.html   (1370 words)

 Department of Justice Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This publication is a general description of the court system in Canada - the types and levels of courts and their responsibilities.
Backgrounder: Canada’s accession to the United Nations Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness & the Hon.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en   (428 words)

 A Letter From The Minister of Justice of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As Minister of Justice responsible for the Criminal Code of Canada, I assure you that I am interested in any criminal matters being prosecuted in the courts of this country.
As to the general aspects of organized crime, my colleague the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Solicitor General of Canada, is responsible for the policy on investigation of organized crime in Canada.
The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw, P.C., M.P. Minister of Labour
www.laborers.org /Canada_Minister_1-22-99.html   (240 words)

 Feminist Daily News 11/4/1999: Canada's Prime Minister Appoints First Female Chief Justice
Beverley McLachlin, who has served on Canada's Supreme Court for the last decade, has been named the Chief Justice of Canada's highest court.
Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced the appointment yesterday, and received immediate positive responses from the legal and feminist communities.
Federal Justice Minister Anne McLellean also praised Chretien's decision, "As a female minister of justice, I'm very pleased about the fact that the pirme minister has appointed the first woman to that position.
www.feminist.org /news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=1625   (232 words)

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