Ministers of Justice Award Top Prosecutors

Banff, October 19, 2007 – Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and the Honourable Ron Stevens, Deputy Premier and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Alberta, Q.C., today recognized the outstanding accomplishments of three prosecutors, who were honoured at the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Heads of Prosecutions Committee awards ceremony in Banff held October 18, 2007.

While playing a key role in the protection of our communities and the defence of the Law, prosecutors all too often work in a thankless and sometimes dangerous environment. I am pleased that we are able to honour their dedication and achievements,” said Minister Nicholson. “They are leaders, mentors and role models and they deserve our thanks as well as the recognition for a job well done.

The national FPT Heads of Prosecutions Committee instituted an award program last year to honour professional excellence, exemplary service and outstanding achievements.

These prosecutors represent tangible examples, in our courtrooms and in our communities, of the principles of commitment, service, duty and excellence,” said Minister Stevens. “These awards recognize their accomplishments and reflect the esteem in which they are held by their peers.

The following prosecutors were recognized for their contributions to advancing and promoting prosecutions within the Canadian criminal justice system:

For more information about the award, the winners and nominees, please visit:

http://www.ppsc-sppc.gc.ca

http://www.justice.gov.ab.ca

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For more information:

Geneviève Breton
Director of Communications
Minister's Office
613-992-4621

Media Relations
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
613-946-3821

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