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Justice - 2005
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January 17
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act takes effect

January 25
Minister committed to legal aid initiatives for economically disadvantaged Canadians at federal justice meetings


February 3
Justice minister establishes committee to review issues relating to violence against women


March 4
Premier and minister express condolences

March 21
Budget 2005 enhances services for children
Building services to improve justice system
Budget 2005 funding improves justice resources for communities across Newfoundland and Labrador
Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments


April 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: "Gathering on Labrador Justice History and Culture", April 19

April 19
NOTE TO EDITORS - Opening of new Supreme Courthouse in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

April 20
Supreme Court Judicial Centre officially opens in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

April 26
Ministerial Statement - Opening of the new Supreme Courthouse in Happy Valley-Goose Bay


May 5
Government to await Commissioner Lamer’s report before proceeding with compensation phase of inquiry

May 10
Department releases report into death of August Zarpa

May 16
Ministerial Statement - National Police Week

May 18
Victim Services Program for Children will strengthen role of child victims in the criminal justice system


June 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to Address Crime Prevention Conference in Corner Brook

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Technical briefing and media availability on FPI Income Trust Proposal

New FPI proposal to be subject of free vote in House of Assembly

June 8
Justice minister announces appointments to Queen’s Counsel

June 22
New RCMP detachment opens in Sheshatshiu

June 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Information provided to all Members of the House of Assembly for FPI debate
Bill 41 passes in House of Assembly


July 7
Minister returns from Beaumont Hamel

July 15
No need for an investigation

July 22
Department of Justice hires lawyers


August 4 
Human Rights Commission 
New victim services office opening in Marystown  

August 19
Minister welcomes delegates for the 87th Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada

August 25
Uniform Law Conference concludes today

August 30
Minister of Justice releases judicial inquiry report


September 1
Government to provide additional compensation to Greg Parsons

September 2
Minister delighted to welcome new graduates

September 12
Minister welcomes new deputy sheriffs


October 3
Department to undertake internal review of monies allegedly received by outgoing CNA President and Chair of the Board of Directors

October 5
First Commissioner of Lobbyists appointed; Lobbyist Registration Act to be proclaimed October 11

October 14
Minister Appoints new RNC Superintendent

October 18
Victim services now available to all victims of crime


November 7
Minister seeks greater federal funding for legal aid

November 14
Provinces and territories call for increased federal legal aid funding

Appointments to Legal Aid Commission

November 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to formally open Legal Aid office

November 28
Family violence legislation provides options


December 16
Significant investments in policing

December 29
Commissioner Lamer granted an extension


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