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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 15
 
Monday, December 13, 2004
 

The Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness met in camera at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 269 West Block, the Chair, Paul DeVillers, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Garry Breitkreuz, Joe Comartin, Hon. Paul DeVillers, Hon. Paul Harold Macklin, John Maloney, Richard Marceau, Anita Neville, Myron Thompson, Vic Toews and Mark Warawa.

 

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

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

It was agreed, — That the visit to the DNA National Data Bank be cancelled and rescheduled to next year.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee ask RCMP Commissioner to provide the following information by the first meeting of the Committee in 2005:

• The overall authorized RCMP complement, civilian and staff, on an annual basis for the past five years up to December 1st, 2004; and the overall actual RCMP complement, civilian and staff, on an annual basis for the past five years up to December 1st, 2004;

• The authorized RCMP complement, civilian and staff, in each division, zone, and detachment across Canada, on an annual basis for the past five years up to December 1st, 2004; and the actual RCMP complement, civilian and staff, in each division, zone, and detachment across Canada, on an annual basis for the past five years up to December 1st, 2004, identifying where applicable provincial and federal components;

• The number of RCMP officers currently seconded to duties other than domestic law enforcement functions;

• The number of RCMP officers currently on leave including but not limited to the following reasons: annual leave; time off in lieu of overtime; time off on courses over two weeks; long term leave; parental leave; maternity leave;

• The number of annual vacancies due to reasons including but not limited to retirements and resignations up to December 1st, 2004;

and

• If the RCMP has currently or in the past operated by “vacancy management”; if so, why and to what extent.

 

It was agreed, — That an operational budget of $9,900 be adopted for the Subcommittee on Solicitation Laws and that the Chair present the said budget to the Standing Committee on Liaison.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee, in its response to the Government House Leader's letter, recommend that all appointments to the National Parole Board, including the Chairperson, the Executive Vice-Chairperson, all Vice-Chairpersons, and all Members, should be subject to prior parliamentary review.

 

At 3:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Diane Diotte
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2005/03/02 10:13 a.m.