Crosbie, The Hon. John
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The speaker's address takes place just 120 days into the new Progressive Conservative government of Canada, as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. A brief review of the last 120 days. Response to critics, with examples. Plans from the Justice Department. Intentions to deal with such diverse issues as divorce, child abuse, street soliciting, sexual abuse, the results of impaired driving, a review of the criminal law under the Law Reform Commission and the Department of Justice in close co-operation with provincial governments, the rights of victims, compensation for those wrongly convicted, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Constitution. Procedures for dealing with these issues. Achieving goals by working closely with all segments of society. The "law in books" and the "law in action." Federal-provincial co-operation in the justice area. The true measure of success.