Appointment of the next Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada

In February 2018, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada retired.

The Legal Network sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick to tell them the appointment of a new CSC Commissioner presents a key opportunity to promote prisoners’ right to the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health care and to uphold prisoners’ rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — rights that all prisoners retain.