June 17, 2008 By News Report
The Honorable Rob Nicholson, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada and the Honorable Stockwell Day, minister of public safety, joined their G8 counterparts in Tokyo, in renewing their commitment to work together to fight transnational organized crime and terrorism. The key topics discussed included: counter measures against drug crimes, counter terrorism, the fight against the sexual exploitation of children, identity-related crime and building capacity to create a fair and functioning rule of law.
"Given the close international cooperation fostered at this meeting, I am confident that Canada will be able to make greater progress on issues of longstanding shared concern such as the illegal drug trade and the sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography on the Internet," said Minister Nicholson. "I was also pleased to have an opportunity to discuss the emerging global phenomena of identity-related crime with my G8 counterparts, as it is an issue of significant concern to Canadians.
"The issues discussed with our G8 colleagues are key to our government's commitment to the protection of our citizens," said Minister Day. "International cooperation is ever more important in the global fight against crime and terrorism and we are committed to reinforcing our strong partnership with our allies to address pressing global threats to safety and security." Ministers Nicholson and Day also shared with their G8 counterparts Canada's progress and achievements aimed at tackling crime. In the past year, Canada has: