Robert Douglas "Rob" Nicholson, PC, QC, MP (born April 29, 1952), is the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. He is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Niagara Falls for the Conservative Party and the current Minister of Justice after serving for one year as Government House Leader. He replaced Vic Toews as Justice Minister during a Cabinet shuffle on January 4, 2007. Peter Van Loan replaced him as Government House Leader.
Nicholson was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario.He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University and a law degree from the University of Windsor. He practised law before entering politics, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
He was first elected ...
The Government of Canada is helping Niagara businesses to innovate, adapt and bring to market promising ideas that will drive economic growth in southern Ontario.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a new investment for Ultimate Kiosk Inc. and the Niagara Angel Network. Minister Nicholson also celebrated agreements between Niagara College ...
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The centrepiece of the Conservatives' law-and-order agenda cleared its final hurdle Monday.
MPs voted 154-129 to pass Bill C-10, the omnibus crime bill that rolls nine pieces of legislation into one.
The bill was shunted back to the House of Commons after being amended in the Senate.
"It's been a long time coming," said Justice Minister Rob Nicholson Monday.
"This will be welcomed, particularly by victims (and) those involved with law enforcement."
But the Opposition cautioned it may not be smooth sailing for the Tories despite this victory, noting Ontario and Quebec have both complained ...
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Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson is standing by mandatory minimum sentencing legislation, despite a new warning that such laws don't work.
Nicholson said the law, which includes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offences, is "very targeted."
"We develop our criminal law legislation looking at the experiences from around the world, from Britain and other countries," Nicholson said at a news conference Wednesday in Regina.
"But again, ours is a Canadian solution to Canadian issues and we make no apology for that."
The comments came after an attorney who helped U.S. politicians write ...
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Government of Canada Stands up for Families of Victims
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), spoke about the Government of Canada's ongoing commitment to addressing the needs of victims of crime at a symposium hosted by the Association of Families of Persons Assassinated or Disappeared.
Government of Canada Supports Private Member's Bill Tackling Gang Recruitment
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the Government of Canada's continued support for Private Member's Bill C-394 (criminal organization recruitment), sponsored by Parm Gill, M.P. for Brampton-Springdale.
Government Supports Private Member's Bill to Reduce Parole Eligibility for Violent Murderers
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the Government's support for Private Member's Bill C-478, the Respecting Families of Murdered and Brutalized Persons Act. Sponsored by James Bezan, M.P. for Selkirk-Interlake, this legislation would restrict parole eligibility for some of the most violent murderers.
Legislation to Double Victim Surcharge Passes Parliament
Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed the vote in Parliament to pass the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act.