Media Advisory - CPA Annual Meeting to advance political agenda

OTTAWA, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Police Association (CPA) will hold its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario from April 19 to April 22, 2010. Delegates representing 41,000 front line police personnel members will meet to discuss the key CPA Advocacy priorities which delegates will be taking to Members of Parliament during the annual "Police Day on Parliament Hill".

The CPA Advocacy priorities include:

    
    -   Funding police for the future
    -   Independent Association for the RCMP
    -   Public Safety Officer Compensation Benefit
    

Legislative Fact Sheets on each CPA 2010 Advocacy Issues can be consulted at www.cpa-acp.ca under "Justice Reform"

The Following events are open to media:

    
    Monday, April 19, 2010:   Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, -
    -----------------------   Victoria Ballroom, 2nd floor

    9:00 - 9:20 a.m.          President's Welcome
                              The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister Public
                              Safety Canada

    10:30 - 10:45 a.m.        Mr. Michael Ignatieff, Leader,
                              Liberal Party of Canada

    11:30 - 11:45 a.m.        Mr. Jack Layton, Leader, New Democratic Party

    15:30 - 15:45 p.m.        Mr. Gilles Duceppe, Leader Bloc Québécois Party


    Tuesday, April 20, 2010:  CPA POLICE DAY ON PARLIAMENT HILL
    ------------------------

    10:00 - 10:30 a.m.        CPA Press Conference - Mr. Charles Momy
                              (President, CPA) and Mr. Tom Stamatakis
                              (Vice-President, CPA)

                              Location: Charles Lynch Room -
                                        Centre Block, Parliament Hill

                              Charles Momy and Tom Stamatakis will explain
                              the Canadian Police Association's priorities
                              which delegates will be taking to
                              Parliamentarians during "Police Day on
                              Parliament Hill".
    

The CPA is the national voice for approximately 41,000 police personnel serving across Canada. Through our 160 member associations, CPA membership includes police personnel serving in police services from Canada's smallest towns and villages as well as those working in our largest municipal cities, provincial police service, members of the RCMP, railway police, and First Nations police associations.

The CPA would like to acknowledge Public Safety Canada for their contribution to the Canadian Police Association Annual General Meeting.

SOURCE Canadian Police Association (CPA)

For further information: For further information: Tim Smith, Government Relations and Communications, Tel.: (613) 231-4168, Cell: (613) 299-6516, Email: tsmith@cpa-acp.ca

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