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Dip in RCMP watchdog’s budget shakes faith in its ability to exercise oversight, says NDP MP Harris

By Beatrice Paez      

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the legislation it introduced in January, which died on the Order Paper in the summer, came with a budgetary increase that would help the civilian body hold the RCMP to account.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the chair of the civilian watchdog body, Michelaine Lahaie, and the RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki are 'working together to significantly improve timelines' and to address backlogs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

NDP MP Jack Harris says the decrease in the RCMP watchdog’s projected budget for this fiscal year offers little assurance that it will have the ability to improve its oversight duties. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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