Message from the Director of Public Prosecutions

I am pleased to present the Annual Report 2013–2014 of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).

The PPSC is an independent and accountable prosecuting authority. We are responsible for prosecuting cases under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is fair, impartial, and objective. Over the past year, PPSC prosecutors have prosecuted a wide range of cases, including many highly complex ones. In their work, they were guided by the PPSC’s key values of respect, integrity, excellence and leadership.

The PPSC worked on a number of administrative initiatives in 2013–2014 intended to maintain its capacity. Of particular note was the introduction of the Federal Prosecutor Development Program. As its name indicates, the program is designed to train junior prosecutors in a comprehensive manner so that they can acquire the skills, competencies, and knowledge required to perform as front-line prosecutors.

The PPSC Executive Council has adopted three strategic organizational priorities for 2014–2015 that reflect the operational nature of the PPSC’s mandate. The PPSC expects to work on these priorities over the next few years. They are:

I would like to thank all PPSC employees for their dedication and hard work over the past year.
Their efforts were essential to fulfilling our mandate.

Signature of Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders
Director of Public Prosecutions


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