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4 Mar 2010

Justice: Inter-American cooperation

Left to right: Frédéric Bolduc of the Québec government office in Washington, Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jean Michel Arrighi, Secretary, OAS Secretariat for Legal Affairs, and André Carrier, Procurer, Criminal Proceedings, Ministère de la Justice. Photo: Embassy of Canada in Brazil.

Within the framework of the Canadian delegation, Québec took part in the eighth Meeting of Ministers of Justice or Other Ministers or Attorneys General of the Americas (REMJA), held under the aegis of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Brasilia, Brazil, from February 24 to 26.

The Government of Québec was represented by André Carrier, Prosecutor, Criminal Proceedings, with the Direction des orientations et politiques, a branch of the Ministère de la Justice, and Frédéric Bolduc, responsible for multilateral affairs at the Québec government office in Washington, DC.

The Québec representatives participated in the REMJA work, which included setting the broad orientations for hemispheric judicial cooperation for the next two years. The meeting also tackled the issues of cyber-crime, transnational organized crime and trafficking in persons. Promoting and rebuilding the Haitian justice system were among the concerns raised by Canada and Québec.

This was Québec’s fourth REMJA participation. The next meeting will be held in El Salvador in 2010.

Via its government office in Washington, the Government of Québec takes part in OAS initiatives, within the framework of the Canadian delegation, in the fields of justice, public security, culture, social development, education, youth and labour.

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