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U.S., Canada pursuing joint border infrastructure plan

U.S., Canada pursuing joint border infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The United States and Canada Thursday announced for the first time they are working together on a border infrastructure investment plant.
U.S., Canada ink pilot truck program

U.S., Canada ink pilot truck program

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Canadian security chiefs signed a memorandum for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck cargo pre-inspection pilot project, officials said.

Canadian prison parties banned

OTTAWA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian inmates said the public safety minister's ban of pizza-party drives will prevent thousands of dollars from going to local businesses and charities.

Toews won't decide Khadr's treatment

OTTAWA, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says prison authorities will make all decisions on the future of longtime Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr.

Former teen insurgent back in Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Omar Khadr, captured as a teenager in Afghanistan, was transferred to Canadian custody Saturday from Guantanamo Bay, officials said.

Guantanamo's youngest captive turns 26

MIAMI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The youngest captive at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, turned 26 Wednesday, and awaits extradition to Canada, his lawyers said.

Canada says use info from torture

OTTAWA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Canada opposes torture but will use information obtained through its use if it helps ward off a threat to national security, officials say.
Alleged 9/11 plotters' hearing after Ramadan

Alleged 9/11 plotters' hearing after Ramadan

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, July 17 (UPI) -- The next round of hearings for accused conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States will be after Ramadan, a judge ruled.

Canada postpones airport audio snooping

OTTAWA, June 19 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government postponed plans Tuesday to electronically eavesdrop on conversations at airports based on ethics and rights concerns.

Canadian inmates to pay more for stay

OTTAWA, May 9 (UPI) -- The Canadian government is increasing room and board fees it charges federal prison inmates, the national public safety minister said Wednesday.
Canada to close 177-year-old penitentiary

Canada to close 177-year-old penitentiary

OTTAWA, April 19 (UPI) -- Two Canadian federal prisons will be closing within two years, including one that was built 177 years ago, the public safety minister announced Thursday.

Report: Yacht rescue may involve smugglers

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 28 (UPI) -- Canadian federal officials say a yacht that became disabled off Nova Scotia and required air and sea rescue may have been part of a human smuggling effort.

Canada adds to 'most wanted' list

MONTREAL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Thirty new names were added to Canada's list of those most wanted for deportation Wednesday, two federal ministers announced in Montreal and Toronto.
Officials: Brand had plane trouble

Officials: Brand had plane trouble

ORILLIA, Ontario, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Government and casino officials say British comedian Russell Brand's tweets about being denied entry to Canada were not true.

Canada deports suspected war criminal

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Canada's public safety minister has announced the deportation of a man accused of being a war criminal.
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Victor "Vic" Toews, PC QC MP ( /ˈteɪvz/; born September 10, 1952) is a Canadian politician. He has represented Provencher in the Canadian House of Commons since 2000, and currently serves in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Minister of Public Safety. He previously served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1995 to 1999, and was a senior cabinet minister in the government of Gary Filmon. Toews is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Toews' parents, Victor and Anna Toews, moved from Canada with their two eldest children to Paraguay in 1952, where Toews was born in Filadelfia, Paraguay. Victor's father served on a missions assignment as a teacher and minister. The family returned to Canada in 1956. He speaks German (his mother tongue), Spanish and English. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Winnipeg (1973), and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba (1976). He joined the provincial Ministry of Justice in 1976 and became a Crown attorney the following year. He was promoted to Director of Constitutional Law for Manitoba in 1987, and advised the Manitoba government on the Meech Lake Accord. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1991.

Toews became a lecturer at the University of Manitoba in 1987, and taught classes in labour law and employment law. He left the civil service in 1991 to become an associate counsel for Great-West Life Assurance, and was given a leave of absence in 1995 to enter politics.

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