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Guilbeault doubles down on Bill C-10 as opposition MPs demand Lametti testify

Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press Published Friday, May 14, 2021 6:26PM EDT OTTAWA – Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is doubling down on his controversial new broadcasting bill at a parliamentary committee hearing, citing a Justice Department analysis to reiterate the legislation would not affect free speech online. A charter impact

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Liberals’ cannabis possession pardon legislation now in force: Lametti

MONTREAL – Long-awaited federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for simple cannabis possession is now in force. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the announcement today in Montreal. Under Bill C-93 tabled in March, people convicted of cannabis possession can apply online for

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Lametti swats back at Ontario attorney general over legal aid spending

OTTAWA – The Ontario government’s rejection of shared responsibility for legal aid is an “excuse for spending cuts” that will leave many of the province’s most vulnerable at greater risk, federal Justice Minister David Lametti said Tuesday. The federal government has consistently recognized the importance of working with its provincial

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Appropriate for PMO to talk about SNC-Lavalin intervention, says Lametti

OTTAWA — Justice Minister David Lametti says it would have been appropriate for the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould the option of intervening to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Lametti took over the justice and attorney general roles from Wilson-Raybould in a cabinet

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