2013–14 Departmental Performance Report
I am pleased to present to Canadians the Department of Justice’s 2013-14 Departmental Performance Report.
Over the past year, Department of Justice staff have once again demonstrated a high level of professionalism and skill in support of the Government of Canada’s priorities. They have worked steadily, on behalf of Canadians, to ensure a fairer, more relevant and more accessible justice system; to ensure the justice system continues to enhance the personal safety and security of citizens; and to support victims of crime by providing a range of services, including legal advice, litigation and the development of legislation.
Officials at the Department of Justice have provided support to draft and reinforce historical pieces of legislation which will undoubtedly transform and strengthen the justice system in Canada for years to come. Without their dedication, innovation and contribution, none of these accomplishments would have been realized. For that, I sincerely thank everyone.
The Department has not only achieved these results, but did so while supporting another government priority—that of returning to balanced budgets. In an era of financial austerity for Canadians, employees at all levels of the organization have successfully managed the changes associated with implementing cost-saving measures, to better protect Canadian taxpayer dollars. I am grateful for their support and their continued efforts to find efficiencies.
I invite you to read this report for the details of the Department's performance over the past year in carrying out its mandate and supporting the priorities of the Government of Canada, for the benefit of all Canadians.
The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
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