In January 2020, the Director of the Public Prosecution Of Canada issued GUIDELINEs on ARs to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Deskbook, Section 3.21.  These guidelines include the status-based factors that must be considered in assessing the public interest in pursuing an RA.  The guidance document states that “an AE can only be considered in the case of a listed offence if there is a reasonable prospect of conviction” and “should only be applied in cases where prosecution is possible.”  As a result, “large-scale prosecutions are required.”  After the crown Counsel investigation was audited, “if Crown Counsel believes that an invitation to negotiate a PR should be considered, Crown counsel recommends to the Attorney General (PSC) that [the Attorney General`s] consent be sought.”  On the contrary, “if crown counsel believes that an invitation to negotiate an RS is not appropriate, Crown Counsel will notify the PCP in writing, which in turn will notify the Director of the Crown by providing an overview of the case and why a PR is not recommended.”  Although this guide contained some additional details about ra`s trial, there is little explanation as to how the factors could be weighed specifically with respect to a PR. Until Canada`s attorneys negotiate and reach an ACCORD, this area remains fluid.  The ten public interest factors are: “a. the circumstances in which the act or omission that forms the basis of the offence was brought to the attention of the investigating authorities; b. the nature and seriousness of the act or omission and its consequences on each victim; c. the degree of involvement of senior Officials of the Organization in the action or omission; (d) whether the organization has taken disciplinary action, including the termination of the employment relationship, against those involved in the act or omission; (e) whether the Organization has made amends or taken other measures to repair the damage caused by the act or omission and to prevent the commission of similar acts or omissions; (f) whether the organization has identified or declared a person involved in a fault related to the act or omission; g.