OTTAWA, Aug. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Her Honour the Honourable Mayann E.
Francis, O.N.S. DHumL, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Minister of Justice Ross Landry, Paul Kennedy, Chair of the Commission for
Public Complaints Against the RCMP and Cal Corley, Chief Superintendent of the
Canadian Police College are among the speakers scheduled to address policing
governors from across Canada at the 20th anniversary conference for the
Canadian Association of Police Boards (CAPB) beginning Friday, August 14. The
conference is hosted by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Board of Police
Commissioners and the Cape Breton Region Police Service.
More than 225 delegates are expected to gather for what is considered
essential attendance for police board members. Participants register for both
the educational and networking opportunities and for the strong grassroots and
civilian perspective CAPB brings to critical policing issues. This year's
conference theme is 'A Fine Balance: Meeting the Challenges of Police
Governance in a Changing World'.
The conference begins with a golf tournament at the Lingan Golf & Country
Club on Thursday, August 13. This tournament will raise funds for the Whitney
Pier Youth Club & Glace Bay Police Youth Organization.
On Friday morning the conference officially kicks off at 8:15 am at the
Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. The Lieutenant Governor will deliver
the keynote address immediately following opening ceremonies. Minister Landry
will address conference delegates at the Saturday evening banquet.
During the association's Saturday business meeting delegates will debate
nine resolutions ranging from advocating for stricter penalties for
cyber-bullying to reducing remand credit and dead time sentencing to a request
for action to stop the proliferation of gang violence on Canadian streets.
Approved resolutions are forwarded to the federal government, for action.
CAPB is made up of volunteer members of police commissions and boards
across Canada. They provide civilian governance and oversight of municipal
police services including hiring and evaluating the chief of police and
approving police budgets.
Editors' note: unless otherwise indicated, conference sessions are open
to members of the media. Question periods after remarks are reserved for
delegates. Media members wishing to follow up should contact speakers
For further information:
For further information: or to get a copy of the conference program:
Jennifer Lanzon, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Police Boards,
(819) 682-1440 or Desiree Vassallo, Communications/PR Advisor, Cape Breton
Regional Police Service @ (902) 577-6485