Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) Publishes First Annual Report

Ottawa – June 18, 2007 – The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) today published its Annual Report for 2006-2007, covering its first three months of existence.

Capping a period of comprehensive planning and preparation, the PPSC was created on December 12, 2006 when the Federal Accountability Act received Royal Assent, bringing the Director of Public Prosecutions Act into force. The new organization replaces the former Federal Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice Canada.

This report demonstrates to Parliament and to Canadians our commitment to the principles of independence, transparency and accountability,” said Brian Saunders, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions. “We're very proud of the hard work and dedication of all PPSC prosecutors, paralegals and support staff, who made our transition a success.

Prosecutions on behalf of the federal Crown are now conducted by the PPSC, an independent organization, separate from the Department of Justice Canada.

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The report is available on the PPSC website, at www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca

Information:

Dan Brien Public Prosecution Service of Canada 613.946.3821 dbrien@ppsc.gc.ca

 

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