Message from the Director of Public Prosecutions

I am pleased to present the Annual Report 2011-2012 of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC).

The PPSC is an independent prosecuting authority with a mandate to prosecute cases under federal law and to provide high-quality legal advice to investigative agencies.

This past year, PPSC prosecutors have been involved in high-profile and significant cases in areas such as drug trafficking, terrorism, and regulatory prosecutions. Many of these cases are described in this report, which presents an overview of the PPSC’s work throughout 2011-2012.

The PPSC continues to see a substantial number of high-complexity files. These files require prosecutors to devote considerable time and effort to them, and often take longer to resolve than more straightforward files.

The PPSC’s reputation for legal excellence is becoming widely known, both within Canada and internationally. Other prosecution services and policing organizations have continued to seek out our expertise and advice throughout the past year.

The PPSC Executive Council has updated our organizational priorities for 2012-2013 to reflect the operational nature of the PPSC’s mandate. These priorities are:

I would like to thank all PPSC staff for their continuing efforts on behalf of the organization and of the people of Canada. They embody our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, and leadership.

Signature of Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders
Director of Public Prosecutions


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