Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book - November 2015
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. The Ministerial Transition Book addresses the acts that preside over the Minister and the department itself, the Department of Justice Act that identifies the functions of the Attorney General and the power they hold; the Act describes why and how the Department was created, why it should exist in Canadian society. For Canadians, the Minister’s Transition Book provides valuable descriptions of work that is being done by the Department, and how decisions are made; there are links to exterior sources that inform legal decisions at Justice like the Director of Public Prosecutions Act and the Charter of Rights of Freedoms.
Discussed in the First 100 Days portion are scheduled meetings and appointments that were undertaken by the Minister including the Annual Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers and the delegation of attendance of meetings to Deputy Ministers. An exterior list is provided of all annual reports that are the responsibility of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, alongside short descriptions of what these reports are about. Priorities are also identified in this section, specifically providing guidance on the Carter Case, addressing physician assisted dying and Marijuana Legalization as bills that must be addressed quickly by the Minister of Justice as these cases set a precedent and are dealt with by all levels of government in Canada.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Department of Justice Canada
- Publisher - Organization Name at Publication: Department of Justice
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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|Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book: Overview of Department of Justice - November 2015||Publication||HTML||English||Access|
|Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book: Overview of the Department of Justice - November 2015||Publication||HTML||French||Access|
|Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book: First 100 Days - November 2015||Publication||HTML||English||Access|
|Department of Justice Canada Minister's Transition Book: First 100 Days - November 2015||Publication||HTML||French||Access|
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