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In support of the Government of Canada's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Department of Justice is committed to the accessibility of information on regulatory requirements. The Department of Justice offers information on family law, criminal law and Canada's system of justice in so far as it is consistent with the Department of Justice Canada Policy on Legal Assistance. Guidelines and additional information can be accessed from the homepage of the Justice Canada website. Not to be confused with Information on Regulations, the list of acts and regulations provides a list of Acts and Regulations that are administered by Justice Canada and the Office of the Attorney General.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 29, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice, Information on Regulations, Access to Information, Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
Federal

The Department of Justice Canada’s Transition Book speaks to the three distinctive roles played by the Department. The department’s roles are to act as: policy department with broad responsibilities for overseeing all matters relating to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain; provider of a range of legal advisory, litigation, and legislative services to government departments and agencies; and central agency responsible for supporting the Minister in advising Cabinet on all legal matters including the constitutionality of government initiatives and activities. The Ministerial Transition binders also address the organization structure of the Department and the financial duties and responsibilities given to the Department of Justice alongside the unique programs held under the portfolio of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice including providing Legal Services to the Government and supporting a bilingual and bijural system of Justice. Further, the Ministerial transition Book addresses organizations related to the Department of Justice and the roles they play one of which is the Canadian Bar Association, a professional, voluntary organization that represents more than 37 000 lawyers and concerns itself with the carriage of justice and maintain the rule of law.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 28, 2016
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice Canada Minister’s Transition Book, Department of Justice, Department of Justice Act, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Access to Information, Legal decisions, Justice System, Crown Corporations, Law
Federal

The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes. The results of Justice Canada's audits are posted on our Web site to promote public accountability and transparency. The objective of publishing departmental internal audit performance results, in the form of key compliance attributes, is to provide pertinent information to stakeholders (Canadians, parliamentarians) regarding the professionalism, performance and impact of the internal audit function in departments.

The 2011 Internal Audits address: People Soft Human Resources Management System, Legal Agent Account Verification Process, Staffing/Resource Function, Tax Law Services (Ottawa Section), Tax Law Services (Prairie Region), Departmental Legal Services Unit (Canada Border Services Agency), Regional Contracting

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 23, 2017
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Internal Audits, Risk Management, Governance processes, Access to Information, Legal Services, Regional Contracting
Federal

The Legal Aid Survey was a Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)/Statistics Canada annual survey on revenues, expenditures, personnel, and caseload statistics associated with the administration and delivery of legal aid in Canada. The Legal Aid Survey was first conducted in 1983-84 and data was last published in 2016 (for fiscal year 2014-15). After the discontinuation of the Legal Aid Survey in 2016, the Department of Justice Canada (JUS) began data collection and reporting in-house. This is the third annual edition of this report.

Last Updated: Aug. 20, 2020
Date Published: Jun. 30, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Justice System, Applied Research, Government Publications, Legal aid
Federal

The Legal Aid Survey was a Canada Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)/Statistics Canada annual survey on revenues. Expenditures, personnel, and caseload statistics associated with the administration and delivery of legal aid in Canada. The Legal Aid Survey was first conducted in1983-84, and the data was last published in 2016 (for the fiscal year 2014-16). After the discontinuation of the Legal Aid Survey in 2016, the Department of Justice (JUS) began data collection and reporting in-house.

Last Updated: Jul. 16, 2020
Date Published: Nov. 21, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Justice System, Applied Research, Government Publications, Applied research, Legal aid
Federal

The Department of Justice supports the Attorney General as a chief law officer of the Crown both in terms of the ongoing operations of the government as well as the development of new policies, programs and services for Canadians to support the Government's priorities.

The Department provides an integrated suite of common legal advisory, litigation, legislative and regulatory drafting services to the government through: a network of 42 departmental legal services units (DLSUs) and 4 departmental regulations sections, which are co-located with client departments and agencies and organized along five portfolios - Aboriginal Affairs; Business and Regulatory law; Central Agencies; Public Safety, Defence and Immigration; and Tax Law Services; specialized legal capacities within national headquarters, including the Litigation Branch, the Legislative Services Branch, and the Public law Section which are organized into the Justice Portfolio; and a network of regional offices and sub-offices providing local level services to federal departments and agencies in the North, British Columbia, the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces.

The Department is committed to providing high-quality services to support government. As one of a series of ongoing initiatives to support this commitment to service quality, a standardized approach to obtaining client feedback on legal services was implemented in 2006.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Aug. 1, 2009
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Access to Information, Legal Services, Departmental Results
Federal

The Legal Aid Survey was a Canada Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS)/Statistics Canada annual survey on revenues. Expenditures, personnel, and caseload statistics associated with the administration and delivery of legal aid in Canada. The Legal Aid Survey was first conducted in1983-84, and the data was last published in 2016 (for the fiscal year 2014-16). After the discontinuation of the Legal Aid Survey in 2016, the Department of Justice (JUS) began data collection and reporting in-house.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 21, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Justice System, Applied Research, Government Publications, Legal aid
Federal

Charterpedia is maintained and updated by the Human Rights Law Section (HRLS) of the Department of Justice. Charterpedia provides legal information about the Charter and contains information about the purpose of each section of the Charter, the analysis or test developed through case law in respect of the section, and any particular considerations related to it. Each Charterpedia entry cites relevant case law, and citations to Supreme Court of Canada decisions are hyperlinked whenever possible. Each entry has a different author or authors.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: May 1, 2017
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice, Canada's System of Justice, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Human Rights Law
Federal

In support of the Government of Canada's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Department of Justice is committed to the accessibility of information on regulatory requirements. The Department of Justice offers information on family law, criminal law and Canada's system of justice in so far as it is consistent with the Department of Justice Canada Policy on Legal Assistance. Guidelines and additional information can be accessed from the homepage of the Justice Canada website.

Information on Regulations broadly addresses: Plain Language Commitment, Providing Guidance and Building Awareness, Responding to Questions and where to find more information.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 12, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice, Information on Regulations, Access to Information, Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
Federal

To minimize the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the justice system, the Department of Justice has put in place temporary e-service measures for service on the Crown. Service on the Crown relates to commencing proceedings (legal action) against the Crown. To initiate service on the Crown, the Attorney General of Canada or any other Minister of the Crown, the public or their legal representative can now serve the appropriate Justice Canada regional office by email or fax. The Crown will accept materials received via e-service.

Last Updated: May 1, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 21, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Covid-19, Coronavirus, Service on the Crown, temporary measures, Justice system, Courts, Regional offices, legal services
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