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Information regarding the history and legislative foundation of the Department of Justice Canada may be found here.

The Department reports to Parliament through the Minister of Justice.


General information regarding the mandate, responsibilities and major policies of the Department may be found here.

In addition, the Department provides select financial assistance to organizations conducting studies and legal research as well as to other justice related activities. The Department also undertakes research in support of policy initiatives and other departmental responsibilities.

The role of the Department does not include the provision of legal services to members of the public.