OTTAWA, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, welcomed the tabling of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act. This Act will give the RCMP the tools it needs to enhance trust and restore
accountability in its ranks.
"I welcome the tabling of the Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act," said Minister Ambrose. "Breaking down workplace barriers that prevent
women's full participation takes courage, vision and tenacity. I am
proud to be part of a government that embodies those qualities and I am
pleased that we have successfully brought this important and
much-needed legislation before Parliament."
The Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act brings forward a number of measures that will make a difference for
both women and men serving in the Force and for all citizens,
modernizing the RCMP's discipline, grievance and human resource
management framework, including new ways of addressing complaints
involving members of the Force;
creating a modern and independent Civilian Review and Complaints
Commission for the RCMP; and
establishing a statutory framework for handling criminal investigations
of serious incidents involving RCMP members, improving the transparency
and public accountability of these investigations.
The RCMP will also be able to establish a single investigation and
resolution process for alleged harassment by a member.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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