Media Advisory - Canadian Police Association 2009 Annual General Meeting

    OTTAWA, Sept. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Police Association will hold
its Annual General Meeting in Toronto, Ontario from September 3 to September
5, 2009. Approximately 160 front line police personnel representing 57,000 CPA
members will establish the CPA agenda for the year ahead and address key
police labour and justice reform issues. Here are the sessions that will be
open for the media:

    DATE & TIME:             September 3, 2009 (Thursday)
    ------------             ----------------------------
    9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.    Welcome Messages by:
                             Canadian Police Association President Charles
                             His Honour, the Lieutenant Governor, The
                             Honourable David C. Onley, O.Ont.
                             The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of
                             Public Safety Canada
                             Toronto Police Association President Doug

    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Keynote Speaker
                             "Managing a Changing Workforce"
                             Linda Duxbury, Carleton University

    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker
                             Association Records Management System "Hypernet"
                             Bill Cole and Paul Barbeau, Nelligan O'Brien

    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Guest Speaker
                             "Civilian Oversight of Police Use of Force: A
                             Critical Perspective of the Ontario Special
                             Investigations Unit as a Model and the Marin
                             Joseph Markson, the Barristers Group

                             September 4, 2009 (Friday)
    10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Simultaneous Workshops

                             A: The Search for Reasonableness in Police Use
                             of Force Cases
                             by S/Sgt. Chris Butler, Calgary Police

                             B: Media Preparedness
                             by Alvin Cader, Burke Cader Media Strategies

                             C: Human Rights Complaints; Member on Member
                             by Nini Jones, Paliare Roland

                             September 5, 2009 (Saturday)

    9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.   Guest Speaker
                             "Education-Based Discipline - A New Approach"
                             Captain Michael J. Parker, Los Angeles County
                             Sheriff's Department

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION PANEL
                             Laura Young, MPAO/BCMPPA legal counsel, Doane &
                             Young LLP
                             Ian Roland, CPA legal counsel, Pliare Roland
                             Naveen Mehta, Lawyer, United Food and Commercial
                             Workers Canada (UFCW)

    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  International Guests
                             Tony Collins, Queensland Police Union of
                             Employees, Australia
                             John Redmond, Association of Garda Sergeants and
                             Inspectors, Ireland
                             David Gibson, British Transport Police

    LOCATION:                Harbour Castle Westin Hotel
                             Harbour Ballroom (Convention Level)
                             1 Harbour Square
                             Toronto, Ontario

    Please contact Pierre Collin at or (613) 299-6516 for
media passes.
    CPA President Charles Momy will be available for interviews, upon demand,
in both official languages.

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

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Collin, Communications Officer, Tel.:
(613) 231-4168, Cell: (613) 299-6516, Email:

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