Media Advisory - Canadian Association of Police Boards

    CALGARY, Aug. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, and
Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell Day, are among the speakers scheduled to
address policing governors from across Canada at their annual conference here
beginning Friday.
    Some 200 delegates are expected for the 2 1/2 days of sessions of the
Canadian Association of Police Boards. Mr. Day is scheduled to address a
Saturday lunch session while Ms. Fraser is scheduled for the conference's
Saturday dinner.
    Speakers will be addressing risk management and various aspects of risk
in policing and police governance. A leading expert in the fields of risk
management, civil liability, professionalism, and ethical decision making,
Gordon Graham, will begin the Saturday session.
    During the association's Sunday business meeting delegates will debate
eight resolutions ranging from advocacy of stricter hand-gun laws to changes
to the Youth Criminal Justice Act and financial assistance for local law
enforcement. Approved resolutions are forwarded, usually 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 local
policing organisations.
    In addition to members of police commissions and boards others in
attendance include senior officials of federal and provincial government
departments and agencies responsible for policing as well as police
    The chairman of the Calgary Police Commission, Ian Wilms, is president of
the association.

    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: Jennifer Lanzon, Executive Director, Canadian
Association of Police Boards, (819) 661 5286; Brent Harding, Media
Co-ordinator, (403) 466 3386

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