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Canada joining alliance to fight child sex abuse only 'symbolic'

Just days after Canada became a member of the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online, it was revealed that membership in the organization does not require the country to do anything.

Harper government backs bill to toughen parole for some killers

Ottawa - Canada's Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced his government will back a private member's bill that would require some murderers to spend up to 40 years behind bars before being able to apply for parole.

Canada to crack down on child predators, increase victims' rights

Toronto - Although the details are sparse, the Conservative government intends to increase penalties for those who sexually abuse children and provide more support for victims of crime.

Canada to tighten rules for mentally ill offenders

Montreal - The Canadian government will introduce legislation to amend the Criminal Code to make it more difficult for offenders who are found not criminally responsible to gain their freedom.

Canada eliminates house arrest for serious and violent crimes

Ottawa - The final portion of the Safe Streets and Communities Act came into force on Tuesday. While not changing the requirements for a conditional sentence to be granted, house arrest can no longer be imposed for serious or violent offences.
 

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Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announcing Canada s joining the Global Alliance against Child Sexual ...
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announcing Canada's joining the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online
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