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Minister Blaney Highlights the Coming Into Force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act

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(businesspress24) - OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/14 -- Public Safety Canada

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada''s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced the coming into force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act, which provides legislative reforms that will enhance the accountability of the RCMP in its service to Canadians.

The Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act builds on the significant modernization activities the Government of Canada and the RCMP have already undertaken and improves accountability by:

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"Our Government has always been clear on its commitment to giving law enforcement the tools they need to do their job. The Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act is an important tool that will ensure that the RCMP remains accountable to Canadians, and that it remains a trusted law enforcement organization for generations to come."

- The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada''s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"The coming into force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act gives us the tools we need to address workplace issues quickly and justly, allowing us to focus our attention on what we do best, protecting Canadians."

- Commissioner Bob Paulson, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

"The establishment of a new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, with an expanded mandate and the tools to do its job, is an important step forward for both the RCMP and for the Canadian public."

- Ian McPhail, Chair, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP

"The coming into force of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act will have a positive impact on the work of the External Review Committee. The Committee will focus on issues which are critical to the Force and its members - such as harassment, serious conduct matters and discharge cases. The Committee will also develop, publish and report publicly on service standards for its case reviews - that will support timely independent findings and recommendations, and contribute to fair and transparent processes within the Force."

- Elizabeth Walker, Chair, RCMP External Review Committee

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Date: 12/01/2014 - 15:39
Language: English
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