Saturday, September 29, 2012

Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act

The Library of Parliament recently published its legislative summary of Bill C-42: An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act:
"Bill C-42 essentially repeats the provisions of former Bill C-381 by amending the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act ... to establish a new, independent civilian commission - the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the Commission) - to replace the existing Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP. The bill also gives the force of law to a provisional policy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on investigations of serious incidents involving members of the RCMP. In addition to addressing these two matters dealt with in former Bill C-38, Bill C-42 also introduces changes to the enforcement of disciplinary measures, the handling of grievances and the human resources management framework, in order to expedite the processing of serious misconduct cases involving RCMP members and to improve the performance of the organization. Overall, the changes proposed Bill C-42 aim to increase RCMP accountability to its members and to the public."
It is possible to follow the progress of the bill on the LEGISinfo website.

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