Departmental Performance Report 2011-12
Supplementary Information Tables

Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits

Response to Parliamentary Committees

Exclusions and exemptions: Study on section 68.1 of the Access to Information Act and the resulting court actions concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics presented to the House of Commons on March 8, 2012

Government Response tabled May 7, 2012

The State of Organized Crime

Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights presented to the House of Commons on March 28, 2012

Government Response tabled July 18, 2012

The Sexual Exploitation of Children in Canada: the Need for National Action

Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights presented to the Senate on November 23, 2011 and adopted by the Senate on February 1, 2012.

Response by the Minister of Justice dated June 27, 2012 has not been published online.

Response summary: Children are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation and experience deep and long-lasting harm as a result of such victimization. The responsibility to protect children from sexual exploitation is shared by federal, provincial and territorial governments. The Government is committed to work with its provincial and territorial counterparts as well as non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to strengthen efforts to combat all forms of child sexual abuse and exploitation as well as to address the needs of child victims.

To obtain a copy of the response, please contact the Department’s Communications Branch at the following address:

Department of Justice Canada
Communications Branch
Public Affairs Division
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0H8

Telephone: 613-957-4222
Fax: 613-954-0811

Response to the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

The Follow-up Audit on Internal Audit examined the extent of progress made by the government in acting upon the commitments it made in response to the observations and recommendations of the 2004 report on internal audit. The results, reported in Chapter 3 of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada’s June 2011 report, were largely positive. However, recommendation 3.80, recommended that departments, among them Justice Canada, who had not yet had an external quality assessment of their internal audit function should have an assessment conducted as required by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit. The Department agreed ( and completed an external quality assessment during the 2011-12 fiscal year.

External audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

The Department was not the subject of an audit conducted by either the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages in 2011-12.

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