Department of Justice Canada

Department of Justice Canada

April 07, 2009 10:34 ET

Government of Canada Provides Funding to the Societe de Criminologie du Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Member of Parliament for Megantic-L'Erable, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced $15,000 in federal funding to the Societe de Criminologie du Quebec.

The funding will support the Societe de Criminologie du Quebec in hosting its 34th congress from May 20-May 22, 2009. The congress will be an opportunity to discuss various issues related to justice and criminality.

"Our Government is committed to making our streets and communities safer," said Minister Paradis. "Through this contribution, we are assisting the Societe de Criminologie du Quebec in promoting best practices in all aspects of criminal law, thereby strengthening the criminal justice system and contributing to the safety and well-being of all Canadians."

The Societe de Criminologie du Quebec is a non-profit organization that combines scientific research, professional practice and community action in learning about penal justice.

The investment highlighted today falls under the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program, administered by Department of Justice Canada, which supports activities that respond to the changing conditions affecting Canadian justice policy.

For more information on the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program: http://www.justice.gc.ca/en/ps/pb/prog/jpif.html .

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