TORONTO, FEBRUARY 4, 2013 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today met with stakeholders to set out and discuss the next phase of the Government of Canada’s plan for safe streets and communities.
“Restoring Canadians' confidence in their justice system has been an important priority for our Government,” said Minister Nicholson. “As we move forward to ensure that Canadians have safe streets and communities to live in, our Government will build on our successes of the last seven years to make additional progress to hold criminals accountable, put victims first, protect our children, and make Canada's justice system more efficient.”
The Government will take further action in the following areas:
Tackling crime by holding violent criminals accountable for their crimes
Enhancing the rights of victims
Increasing the efficiency of our justice system
“Crime has devastated the lives of far too many people in this country,” added Minister Nicholson. “We must continue and expand on our many successful efforts to date to restore public faith in our criminal justice system for the benefit of all Canadians.”