OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2013) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced the re-appointment of Mr. Ian McPhail as Vice Chair and Interim Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC).
"I am pleased that Mr. McPhail has agreed to continue in his roles as Vice Chair and Interim Chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP," said Minister Blaney. "Mr. McPhail's experience and dedication will be invaluable as we transition to the new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP in the coming year."
In June 2013, Bill C-42: Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act received Royal Assent. This legislation will enhance RCMP accountability and transparency by, amongst other things, creating a new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC) to replace the existing CPC and providing it with enhanced powers. The CRCC, and related provisions of Bill C-42, will be brought into force in 2014.
"Since first being appointed in January 2010, Mr. McPhail has strongly contributed towards our Government's efforts to make Canada's national police force a stronger, more modern organization," said Minister Blaney.
The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (CPC) is an independent agency created by Parliament that ensures complaints made by the public about the conduct of RCMP members are examined fairly and impartially. For more information on the Commission, including Mr. McPhail's biography, please visit: www.cpc-cpp.gc.ca.
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