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The Department of Justice Web site content is regularly archived to ensure that the remaining content is up-to-date. Archived content can be found through a search on the Library and Archives Canada site.

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Accessibility Help

Accessibility Features Statement

The Department of Justice site uses the Web Experience Toolkit (WET) which:

Documents Formats

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Client-side CSS for Enhancing Accessibility

The design of the Web pages on this Web site are flexible enough to allow you to configure the visual presentation to meet your accessibility needs by using a client-side Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) file.

Most browsers provide the ability to specify a client-side CSS file, which would be applied to every Web page on this Web site that you visit. To take advantage of this feature, perform the following steps:

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