Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 22, 2012 09:47 ET

Change of Command Ceremony at Port-Cartier Institution

PORT-CARTIER, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 22, 2012) - On June 21, 2012, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Port-Cartier Institution. This event marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Mr. Claude Duguay to the incoming Warden Mr. Gilles Rose.

The ceremony highlights the importance of being the leader of an institution and the responsibilities associated with taking on the role of warden. It provides CSC with a valuable opportunity to gather together and witness the passing of responsibility for the safety and security of staff, offenders and the community from one person to another.

"Although this is a symbolic event, for the newly appointed leader it represents a pledge to ensure that every decision they make supports CSC's Mission, the rule of law, and the rights of staff, victims and offenders," said Johanne Vallée, Regional Deputy Commissioner, who was presiding the Ceremony.

The Change of Command Ceremony is an important tradition for CSC that allows staff to witness the passing of responsibility from one leader to another as part of its focus on pride and tradition. It is also an opportunity for the organization to celebrate its traditions and reaffirms the incoming leader's commitment to enhancing public safety results for Canadians.

Contact Information

  • Mr. Joel Martin
    Chief, Financial Services
    Port-Cartier Institution
    418-766-7070, ext. 2712