Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book

Legislative Responsibilities of the Minister of Justice

Department of Justice Act

The Department of Justice Act, first passed in 1868, sets out the dual responsibilities, powers and functions of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and establishes the Department of Justice.

The statutes for which the Minister has sole or shared responsibility are listed below.

Sole responsibility of Minister of Justice

Shared responsibility of Minister of Justice

Director of Public Prosecutions Act