TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell Day,
former Commissioner of the OPP, Gwen Boniface, and Toronto Chief of Police
William Blair, are among the speakers scheduled to address policing governors
from across Canada at their annual conference beginning Friday at the Toronto
Hilton, 145 Richmond Street West.
Some 200 delegates are expected for the two and a half days of sessions
of the Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB). Minister Day is scheduled
to speak after a luncheon on Friday, August 15 while Chief Blair will address
conference delegates at the Saturday evening banquet.
The conference theme is 'Civilian Governance and Social Responsibility:
Safety, Community and Sustainability'. Glen Murray will reflect on civilian
police governance facing a changing urban landscape and Thomas Homer-Dixon's
session is entitled 'The Upside of Down: Complex Forces at Work in Our World'.
Other sessions will explore greening of police services, the use of Tasers by
police officers, issues of ethics and accountability and police chiefs' and
police associations' expectations of police boards and commissions.
During the association's Saturday business meeting, delegates will debate
eight resolutions ranging from advocating for stricter penalties for crimes of
violence involving knives to the creation of a conducted energy weapon working
group and a request for immediate action on lawful access. Approved
resolutions are forwarded to the federal government for action.
CAPB is made up of volunteer members of police commissions and boards
across Canada that provide civilian governance and oversight of municipal
MEDIA: Media are asked to register at the Conference reception desk,
Toronto Ballroom Foyer, lower level, Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West.
All sessions are open to the media, with the exception of the concurrent
workshops being held on Saturday August 16 from 2:15-3:45pm. Question periods
after remarks delivered in the plenary sessions are reserved for delegates.
Media mayCheck the CAPB website www.capb.ca for detailed program.
For further information:
For further information: Jennifer Lanzon, Executive Director, Canadian
Association of Police Boards, (819) 682-1440; Sandy Adelson, Senior Advisor,
Toronto Police Services Board, (416) 808 8090