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National Prosecution Awards for Top Prosecutors
Vancouver – October 29, 2015 – The outstanding accomplishments of Canadian prosecutors were recognized by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee at an awards ceremony held last night. The award program, instituted in 2006, honours professional excellence, exemplary service, and outstanding achievements.
The awards were presented by Mr. Brian Saunders, Q.C., Director of Public Prosecutions, Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Mr. James Cornish, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Ms. Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten, Q.C., Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch, Ministry of Justice of British Columbia and Colonel Bruce MacGregor, Director of Military Prosecutions.
The following prosecutors were chosen for their contributions to advancing and promoting the role of prosecutors within the Canadian criminal justice system:
Sentences in Terrorism Trial
Toronto – September 23, 2015 – Chiheb Esseghaier, 33, and Raed Jaser, 37, were sentenced today in Ontario Superior Court to life imprisonment for conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code.
Chiheb Esseghaier was also sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiring to interfere with transportation facilities for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.2, and the equivalent of 18 years for three counts of participating in the activities of a terrorist group, contrary to s. 83.18(1). Raed Jaser was sentenced to the equivalent of 13 years for two counts of participating in the activities of a terrorist group. Both parties have 30 days to decide whether to appeal the sentences.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.
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