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Canada Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has the mandate to support the dual roles of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. The Department of Justice fulfills three distinctive roles within the Government of Canada. It acts as: a policy department with responsibilities to oversee matters relating to the administration of justice within the federal domain, a provider of various legal services to government, and a central agency responsible for supporting the Minister in advising Cabinet.

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Families Change: Child Support Resources

The information in this section explains parents’ child support responsibilities. It describes how to calculate child support and other types of expenses. What happens when situations change? You will also find links to ...
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Child Support Table Look-up

The Federal Child Support Tables were updated in 2017 to reflect more recent tax rules. The updated tables came into effect on November 22, 2017. Both 2011 and 2017 tables are provided here.
Also available in: French
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Stalking is a Crime Called Criminal Harassment

Explains what type of behaviour counts as criminal harassment and what steps you can take to protect yourself. It also includes a list of local or provincial agencies that can offer support or helpful information.
Also available in: French, French, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish
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Youth Records

Provides information about a youth record: what it is, whether it is destroyed when a youth becomes an adult, who has access to it, how it may affect travel and employment, and when your record is sealed or destroyed.
Also available in: French
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Abuse is Wrong in Any Language

For immigrant and refugee women experiencing abuse in their relationships. It explains what is abuse, that the abuse is not your fault, and that help is available. It also outlines issues to consider if you leave the ...
Also available in: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Dari, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu
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Family Law

This site provides information about a range of issues families confront at separation or divorce, including child support; custody, guardianship & access, spousal support, and the division of property.
Also available in: French
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Divorce

This Fact Sheet provides general information about getting a divorce in Canada under the federal Divorce Act. This Act applies when at least one spouse has resided in a Canadian province or territory for at least one ...
Also available in: French, French
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If Your Child Is In Trouble with the Law

Provides general information for parents and guardians of children who are in trouble with the law.
Also available in: French
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Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings

The Registry keeps records of divorce applications filed after July 2, 1968 in Canada. This site tells you how to find information about your divorce or someone else's divorce and includes the Search Request Forms.
Also available in: French
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Abuse Is Wrong

Contains information for those experiencing abuse in a relationship or in a family. It outlines what to do in case of an emergency and discusses the decision whether to leave or stay, and suggests where to get the help ...
Also available in: French, French
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