2015-16 Report on Plans and Priorities

Minister's Message

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - Peter Gordon MacKay

I am pleased to present the Department of Justice's strategic plan for 2015-16.

This report outlines the ways in which the Department will continue to serve Canadians and meet its strategic outcomes – a fair, relevant and accessible Canadian justice system and a federal government that is supported by high-quality legal services.

Over the next year, the Department will play a significant role in helping the Government ensure that the justice system continues to increase the safety and security of Canadians through criminal laws, policies, and programs aimed at making our streets and communities safer. This will include enhancing legislation to hold offenders accountable; supporting initiatives to address such issues as security and terrorism; working with other departments to address crime prevention, treatment and enforcement activities related to illicit drugs; and continuing our work on Aboriginal justice issues.

It will also work to advance and implement our Government’s priorities related to prostitution and victims of crime by supporting policy and legislative initiatives, such as the Victims Bill of Rights Act, and providing program funding.

In addition, the Department will continue to explore new approaches to how we deliver legal services to federal departments and agencies, with a view to maintaining high-quality legal advice and program delivery while ensuring fiscal sustainability of those services in the long term.

I look forward to working with our partners in all levels of government, the legal community, and all Canadians, as we make progress on these important justice issues.


The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

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