Public Consultations

The Department of Justice is committed to encouraging the participation of all Canadians and justice-sector stakeholders in the development of law, policy and programs, as well as in identifying emerging trends in law and policy. To this end, the Department uses many different types of public participation activities, ensuring that a broad cross-section of views are taken into consideration when developing law and policy. In the past, the results of public participation activities have influenced the development of policy on youth justice, crime prevention and the rights of victims of crime, as well as law reform and policy.

Current & Upcoming Consultations


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September 8, 2016 - December 1, 2016

Consultation on National Security

This public consultation will help inform future changes to national security tools, including those introduced in the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 (former Bill C-51), to ensure that Canada's national security framework is effective in keeping Canadians safe, while also safeguarding our values in a free and democratic society.

All interested members of the public


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