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Meeting No. 81
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 8:46 a.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Candice Bergen, Randall Garrison, Parm Gill, Hon. Laurie Hawn, Ryan Leef, Rick Norlock, LaVar Payne, John Rafferty, Jean Rousseau, Francis Scarpaleggia and Kevin Sorenson.


Acting Members present: Pierre Jacob for Randall Garrison and Élaine Michaud for Rosane Doré Lefebvre.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tanya Dupuis, Analyst; Christine Morris, Analyst.


Witnesses: Halifax Regional Police: Jean-Michel Blais, Chief of Police. Vancouver City Police Department: Jim Chu, Chief Constable. Calgary Police Service: Rick Hanson, Chief of Police. Toronto Police Service: Peter Sloly, Deputy Chief.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, the Committee resumed its study of the economics of policing.

Deputy Chief Sloly, by teleconference from Toronto, Ontario, and Chief Hanson made statements and answered questions.


At 9:39 a.m., Randall Garrison took the Chair.


At 9:42 a.m., Kevin Sorenson took the Chair.


At 9:48 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:48 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Chief Constable Chu, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Chief Blais, by videoconference from Richmond Hill, Ontario, made statements and, with Chief Hanson, answered questions.


At 10:37 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:40 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee adopt the travel agenda, as amended.


At 10:49 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2013/05/03 12:19 p.m.