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Department Of Justice (Canada)
Coordinates: 45°25′13″N 75°42′13″W / 45.42028°N 75.70361°W / 45.42028; -75.70361Department of JusticeMinistère de la JusticeDepartment overviewFormed 1868Type Department responsible for oversight of the Canadian justice systemJurisdiction CanadaEmployees Over 5,000Minister responsibleJody Wilson-RaybouldChild agenciesCriminal law Penal systemWebsite canada.justice.gc.caThe Department of Justice
Justice
(French: Ministère de la Justice) is the department of the Government of Canada
Canada
that represents the Canadian government in legal matters. The purpose of the department is to ensure that the Canadian justice system
Canadian justice system
is fair, accessible and efficient
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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George-Étienne Cartier
Rebellions of 1837 Lower Canada
Lower Canada
Rebellion Battle of St-DenisSir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, PC (pronounced [ʒɔʁʒ etjɛn kaʁˈtje]; September 6, 1814 – May 20, 1873) was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.[1] The English spelling of the name, George, instead of Georges, the usual French spelling, is explained by his having been named in honour of King George III. In the years leading up to Confederation, Cartier was a dominant figure in the politics of Canada East
Canada East
as leader of the Parti bleu. In 1838 he returned to Montreal
Montreal
after a year in exile for his role in the Lower Canada
Lower Canada
Rebellion. He officially entered politics in 1848
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Canada Pension Plan
The Canada
Canada
Pension Plan (CPP; French: Régime de pensions du Canada) is a contributory, earnings-related social insurance program. It forms one of the two major components of Canada's public retirement income system, the other component being Old Age Security (OAS)
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Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
(CMHC) is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada.[2] Its superseding agency was established after World War II, to help returning war veterans find housing
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Public Safety Canada
In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the totality of such groupings.[1][2] This is a different concept to the sociological concept of the Öffentlichkeit or public sphere.[1] The concept of a public has also been defined in political science, psychology, marketing, and advertising
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Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture
Agriculture
is the cultivation and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.[1] Agriculture
Agriculture
was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years; people gathered wild grains at least 105,000 years ago, and began to plant them around 11,500 years ago, before they became domesticated. Pigs, sheep, and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Crops originate from at least 11 regions of the world
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Canadian Coalition For The Rights Of Children
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is one of Canada's foremost national children's rights advocacy groups, dating back to 1989.[1] The coalition consists of more than fifty non-governmental organizations.[2] In 1991, the Canadian Children's Rights Council adopted the same acronym as the coalition.[3] The CCRC released a report in 1999 called "How Does Canada
Canada
Measure Up?" which criticized the way children were treated in the country,
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United Nations
The United Nations
United Nations
(UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II
World War II
with the aim of preventing another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict
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Ministry (government Department)
A ministry is a governmental organisation, headed by a minister, that is meant to manage a specific sector of public administration.[1] Ministries have a bureaucratic structure.[1] Different states have different numbers and names of ministries,[1] but the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
notes that all states have (often under different names) a Ministry of Interior, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a
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Criminal Code (Canada)
The Criminal
Criminal
Code[1] (French: Code criminel[2]) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada. Its official long title is "An Act respecting the criminal law" (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46, as amended). Section 91(27) of the Constitution Act, 1867
Constitution Act, 1867
establishes the sole jurisdiction of Parliament over criminal law in Canada. The Criminal
Criminal
Code contains some defences, but most are part of the common law rather than statute
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Supreme Court Of Canada
45°25'19.00"N 75°42'20.00"WComposition method Judicial appointments in CanadaAuthorized by Constitution Act, 1867
Constitution Act, 1867
and Supreme Court ActJudge term length Mandatory retirement at age 75No
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Hewitt Bernard
Hewitt Bernard, CMG (1825 – 24 February 1893) was a Canadian lawyer, militia officer, editor, and civil servant. Life and career[edit] Bernard was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He was educated in Bath, England, and practiced law in Jamaica
Jamaica
until the death of his father in 1850. He came to Canada
Canada
and settled in Barrie, Upper Canada, where he became part of local society. In 1854, he brought his mother and sister Agnes to live with him. About that time, he joined the local militia and eventually gained the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Bernard was a successful lawyer and co-editor of the Upper Canada
Canada
Law Journal when he became the private secretary of Attorney General John A. Macdonald in 1857. He soon became chief clerk, and he was the recording secretary at the Charlottetown Conference
Charlottetown Conference
in 1864. In February 1867, Bernard's sister Agnes married John A
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Coming Into Force
Coming into force or entry into force (also called commencement) refers to the process by which legislation, regulations, treaties and other legal instruments come to have legal force and effect. The term is closely related to the date of this transition.Contents1 General requirements 2 Treaties 3 Acts 4 United Kingdom4.1 Northern Ireland 4.2 Scotland5 History 6 Sources 7 See alsoGeneral requirements[edit] To come into force, a treaty or Act first needs to receive the required number of votes or ratifications
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Young Offenders Act
The Young Offenders Act (YOA; French: Loi sur les jeunes contrevenants) was an act of the Parliament of Canada, granted Royal Assent in 1982 and proclaimed in force on April 2, 1984, that regulated the criminal prosecution of Canadian youths.[1] The act was repealed in 2003 with the passing of the Youth
Youth
Criminal Justice Act. The act established the national age of criminal responsibility at 12 years old, and said that youths can only be prosecuted if they break a law of the Criminal Code (previously, youths could be prosecuted or punished solely on the grounds that it was in the youth's "best interests")[citation needed]. The act also indicated that the rights established in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply to youths as well. Controversy dogged the act for many years
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Sir John A. Macdonald
Rebellions of 1837–1838 Upper Canada
Upper Canada
RebellionSir John Alexander Macdonald (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada
Prime Minister of Canada
(1867–1873, 1878–1891). The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career which spanned almost half a century. Macdonald was born in Scotland; when he was a boy his family immigrated to Kingston in the Province of Upper Canada
Upper Canada
(today in eastern Ontario). As a lawyer he was involved in several high-profile cases and quickly became prominent in Kingston, which elected him in 1844 to the legislature of the Province of Canada
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