Message from the Director of Public Prosecutions

I am pleased to present the Annual Report 2010-2011 of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).

The PPSC has a mandate to prosecute cases under federal law and to provide high-quality legal advice to investigative agencies. In fulfilling this mandate, we are guided by our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, and leadership.

This past year saw a number of significant accomplishments for the PPSC. Prosecutors argued high-profile and complex cases in areas as diverse as terrorism, organized crime, and fraud. The PPSC is gaining international recognition for its effectiveness as a prosecution service, and has been asked to make presentations about its experience in a number of international forums.

Over the year, the PPSC has continued to develop its operational capacity, and has made substantial progress in attaining its administrative goals. A national knowledge management initiative was put in place, and significant steps have been made in the area of recruitment and retention. The PPSC Executive Council has, therefore, updated our administrative priorities for 2011-2012. These priorities reflect the operational nature of the PPSC’s mandate. These priorities are:

Prosecuting cases represents our core function as an organization. Our relationship with our partners in the criminal justice system and with the Canadian public is characterized by our responsibility to act on this function with diligence, fairness, and objectivity.

I would like to thank all PPSC staff for their continued hard work. Their dedication enables the PPSC to fulfill its mandate and to succeed as an organization.

Signature of Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders
Director of Public Prosecutions

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