The public safety minister says he's working with the RCMP, the civilian oversight body, and departmental officials to develop firm legislative guidelines for resolving civilian complaints against the RCMP in a timely manner.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the RCMP commissioner is 'not the first and not alone in finding difficulty in using the right words.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair defended the head of the RCMP, who has been widely criticized over comments around the existence of systemic racism in policing.
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.