EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On May 25, 2015, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at Edmonton Institution. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Arthur Ding, to the incoming Warden Pierre Bernier.

The ceremony reinforces the responsibility of leadership in the role of Warden. It represents the symbolic passing of responsibility, authority, and accountability from one correctional leader to another.

"In many ways this is a symbolic event, but it is important to note that for the newly appointed leader, it represents their pledge to ensure that every decision they make respects CSC's Mission, the rule of law and the rights of staff and inmates, said Anne Kelly, Senior Deputy Commissioner. "Every change in leadership brings new thinking and new opportunities for growth and I am pleased to be here to help to commemorate this event," added Ms. Kelly.

This ceremony is an important tradition for CSC. It reaffirms the incoming leader's pledge to support CSC's mission and contribute to the safety and security of the public, employees and offenders.

Contact Information:

Jeff Campbell
Regional Communications Manager
Correctional Service Canada
Regional Headquarters (Prairies)
(306) 659-9216