Departmental Action Plan for Official Languages 2017-2022

General Information

Federal Institution
Department of Justice Canada
Designated senior official
Nathalie G. Drouin, Ad. E., Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada
Official Languages Champion
Isabelle T. Jacques, Assistant Deputy Minister, Central Agencies Portfolio
General mandate
The mission of the Department of Justice is to support the Minister of Justice in working to ensure that Canada is a just and law-abiding society with an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice; provide high-quality legal services and counsel to the government and to client departments and agencies; and promote respect for rights and freedoms, the law and the Constitution.
Scope

Official Languages Act:

  • Part III – Administration of Justice
  • Part IV – Communications with and Services to the Public
  • Part V – Language of Work
  • Part VI – Participation of English-speaking Canadians and French-speaking Canadians
  • Part VII – Advancement of English and French (section 41);
  • Part XI – General (section 91 – Staffing generally)
Responsible – Part III

Assistant Deputy Attorney General  –  National Litigation Sector

Official Languages Directorate  – Public Law and Legislative Services Sector

Responsible – Parts IV, V, VI and XI
Human Resources Branch  – Management Sector
Responsible – Part VII
Official Languages Directorate  – Public Law and Legislative Services Sector
PCH and TBS reporting to Parliament – (articles 44 and 48 of the Official Languages Act)

Human Resources Branch – Management Sector

Official Languages Directorate – Public Law and Legislative Services Sector

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