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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This booklet is for the parents or guardians of children. It talks about child abuse in families. It answers questions about the law on child abuse in Canada. This booklet may also be useful even if you are not a ...
Also available in: French, French
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This Fact Sheet provides general information about child support under the Divorce Act. You may also wish to refer to the Department of Justice guide called The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step. This guide ...
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Under the Federal Child Support Guidelines parents need to provide complete and up-to-date income information to ensure a fair amount of child support. Find out: who needs to provide income information when, what income ...
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This booklet is for older adults who may be suffering from abuse by someone they trust—it could be a partner or spouse, a family member, a caregiver, a service provider or another individual. This kind of abuse of ...
Also available in: French, French
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This booklet is written for First Nations and Métis people who are hurting because of violence in their lives. This booklet will help you understand the dynamics of abuse and family violence and that violence and abuse ...
Also available in: French, French
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This booklet is for Inuit women and girls who are hurting because of violence in their relationship or in their family. However, anyone—man or woman, young or old, Inuit or Qallunaat—who is being hurt or who is hurting ...
Also available in: French, French
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