Friday, June 22, 2012
Harper's Bill C-42
Accountability Act includes civilian review element
Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl
Canyon MP, Mark Strahl said Bill C-42: Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted
Police Accountability Act will give the RCMP the tools it needs to enhance
trust and restore accountability in its ranks.
"In recent years the exemplary service of members of the RCMP has been
overshadowed by the unacceptable behaviour of a few. The Conservative
Government is taking action to restore the public's confidence in the RCMP,"
The Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act will:
Help modernize the
discipline, grievance and human resource management framework,
including new measures to create a single, seamless and
comprehensive investigation and resolution process for sexual
harassment complaints where the respondent is a member of the
Force. It is also providing the Commissioner the direct
authority to discharge members for various non-disciplinary
Create a modern and
independent Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the
RCMP to replace the existing Commission for Public Complaints
Against the RCMP and provide it with enhanced powers to carry
out its mandate.
Establish a statutory
framework for handling criminal investigations of serious
incidents involving RCMP members, which will improve the
transparency and public accountability of these investigations.
"The initiatives we are taking will ensure that the RCMP remains a
recognized symbol around the world for professionalism, honesty, integrity
and compassion," said Strahl.
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