Media Advisory - Canadian Association of Police Boards to meet with Members
of Parliament and the Senate on March 10 and 11

OTTAWA, March 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Directors of the Canadian Association of Police boards (CAPB) , will be on Parliament Hill on Wednesday March 10 and Thursday March 11 to meet with Senators, Members of Parliament and the Ministers of Public Safety and Justice on important issues related to policing in Canadian cities and municipalities that merit legislative change or government action. Current issues are:

    
    -   Strengthening of the Criminal Code provisions to criminalize cyber-
        bullying behaviours and increase the accountability of technological
        service providers for ongoing abuses of their systems.
    -   Significant changes are needed in the areas of lawful access,
        disclosure, proceeds of crime as well as organized crime laws, to
        stop the proliferation of gang violence on Canadian streets.
    -   Support for a new national strategy on firearms.
    -   Cuts to Aboriginal Policing Directorate creating problems in setting
        up police boards and a lack of training programs to provide adequate
        governance and oversight.

    WHAT:  CAPB Board of Directors will hold a press conference on Parliament
           Hill after their meetings with Members of Parliament and Senators.

    WHEN:  March 11 at 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

    WHERE: Parliament Hill, 130-S, Centre Block (Charles Lynch Press
           Conference Room)
    

Members of the CAPB Executive and Board will be available for media interviews.

About Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB):

CAPB is the national association for civilian oversight of more than 75% of the municipal police services in Canada. The effective governance and oversight of policing in Canada is an important means to ensure full accountability, transparency and confidence in Canada police as they tackle important issues of public safety, social stability and international terror. It is one of the foundations of our democracy. CAPB works collaboratively and proactively to improve police governance in Canada and to bring about change that will enhance public safety for all Canadians.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Police Boards

For further information: For further information: To arrange interviews, contact Jennifer Lanzon, (613) 235-CAPB(2272) or via email: jlanzon@capb.ca

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