2013-14 Report on Plans and Priorities

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Minister's Message

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P.

I am pleased to present the Department of Justice’s strategic plan for 2013-2014.

This document outlines how the Department will continue to serve Canadians and meet its strategic outcomes—a fair, relevant and accessible justice system; and supporting the federal government with high-quality legal services.

Over the coming year, the Department will help the Government advance its legislative agenda aimed at making Canadian streets and communities safer. This includes holding violent offenders accountable, championing the rights of victims of crime, and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the justice system.

We will continue to develop effective policy in areas of federal jurisdiction—criminal law, youth criminal justice, family law, access to justice, Aboriginal justice and victims’ issues. We will also work to improve our ability to offer legal services to federal departments and agencies.

In keeping with the Government’s commitment to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations, we will further modernize our business practices while maintaining our dedication to excellence in delivering our programs and services.

I look forward to working with our partners in all levels of government, the legal community, and all Canadians, as we endeavor to make our justice system more modern and effective.

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The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada