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By IBTimes Staff Reporter | February 5, 2013 2:35 AM PST

Unveiling a set of ways to step up security, the Canadian government Monday pledged to make 2013 a safe year.

Meeting with victims of community crimes, Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, promised to make Canadian streets and communities safe to live in.

"Restoring Canadians' confidence in their justice system has been an important priority for our government," said the minister of justice in a press release on its website.

"As we move forward to ensure that Canadians have safe streets and communities to live in, our government will build on our successes of the last seven years to make additional progress to hold criminals accountable, put victims first, protect our children and make Canada's justice system more efficient."

Referring to the crimes committed by people with mental disorders, the minister said that the federal government would introduce legislation to ensure safety and security in the public.

The Canadian Parliament last year passed the Safe Streets and Communities Act and unveiling of the set of steps for 2013 is a part of that act.

Canada's tough-on-crime agenda comes after a wave of gun shootings in the U.S., including Connecticut school massacre where 20 children were killed.

Following Barrack Obama's speech for strict gun laws in the United States of America, the Canadian Prime Minister last month said that safety of the Canadian streets and Communities was one of the main priority agendas of the federal government.

After the Connecticut school shooting, academic institutes in Canada and U.S. started gearing up their security measures on their academic campuses.

According to Voice of America, the U.S. president Monday made his first trip outside of Washington to campaign for an assault weapons ban.

"We may not be able to prevent every massacre or random shooting.  No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if there is even one thing we can do, if there is just one life we can save, we have got an obligation to try," Voice of America quoted the U.S. president as saying.

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