BRIAN J. SAUNDERS
Director of Public Prosecutions
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Brian Saunders is Canada’s Director of Public Prosecutions. Since the creation in 2006 of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, he has overseen the establishment and development of the PPSC as an independent prosecution authority, with a mandate to prosecute cases under federal law and to provide legal advice to investigative agencies.
Mr. Saunders is co-president of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee, which brings together the leaders of Canada’s prosecution services to promote assistance and cooperation.
Mr. Saunders is co-author of Federal Courts Practice, an annual publication since 1988, and of the Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act 1995.
Mr. Saunders has a B.A. and an LL.B. from the University of Alberta and an LL.M. and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Cambridge University. He is a member of the Bar of Ontario.