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Meeting No. 14
Thursday, December 9, 2004

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 209 West Block, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Roy Cullen, Hon. Paul DeVillers, John Maloney and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Gary Carr for Paul Harold Macklin, Peter MacKay for Vic Toews, Serge Ménard for Richard Marceau, Rob Moore for Myron Thompson, Denis Paradis for Anita Neville and Robert Vincent for Diane Bourgeois.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Robin MacKay, Analyst; Philip Rosen, Analyst.


Witnesses: Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Giuliano Zaccardelli, Commissioner; Pierre-Yves Bourduas, Assistant Commissioner, Commanding Officer, "C" Division.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on the closing of RCMP detachments.

Giuliano Zaccardelli made an opening statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.

It was agreed, - That Robert Vincent table a letter from Timmins Police Service.


At 12:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 13:00 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed to on division, - That the Committee recommend to the government that the RCMP keep open the nine detachments in Quebec whose closing was an issue in our hearings and that it maintain or return a critical mass of officers per detachment.


At 1:13 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/02 10:14 a.m.