Annual Report 2022-2023 Tabled in Parliament

Ottawa – October 3, 2023 – Today, Kathleen Roussel, Director of Public Prosecutions, announced the tabling in Parliament of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2022-2023. The report covers the period from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2023. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) works to ensure the independent, fair, effective, and timely prosecution of federal offences.

This Annual Report highlights the wide scope of work performed over the last year. The PPSC adopted new tools and policies, as it worked towards the twin goals of ensuring public safety while contributing to reduce overrepresentation of certain populations in the criminal justice system, particularly First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Black Canadians.

“These priorities reflect not only our mandate, but also the people values that we seek to instill within our organization,” said Kathleen Roussel.

Over the past year, the PPSC has fully resumed regular operations post-pandemic, while maintaining as much flexibility for staff as possible through a hybrid work structure. The PPSC opened two new offices in Kenora (Ontario) and Surrey (British Columbia) to better serve those communities and their surrounding areas.

The full report is available on the PPSC website.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is a national organization 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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