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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 32
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 4:35 p.m. to 6:31 p.m.
Hon. John McKay, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Graeme McConnell, Analyst
• Robin Whitehead, Analyst
• Hon. Bill Blair, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Brenda Lucki, Commissioner
• Kevin Stringer, Chief Administrative Officer
• Gail Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer
• Nadine Huggins, Executive Director, Human Resources Policies, Strategies and Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, December 7, 2020, the committee commenced its study of the Final Report on the Implementation of the Merlo Davidson Settlement Agreement.

The Minister and Brenda Lucki made statements, and with Kevin Stringer, Gail Johnson and Nadine Huggins, answered questions.


Shannon Stubbs moved, — That the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, in response to Merlo-Davidson settlement report (the Bastarache Report) titled “Broken Dreams Broken Lives” by retired Justice Michel Bastarache, considers the response of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to be insufficient given the seriousness of criminal activities and sexual misconduct in the RCMP, and since this inaction is detrimental to the integrity of our national law enforcement service, the communities they serve and the integrity of our criminal justice system, the committee:

1. adopt and submit the Bastarache Report and its recommendations as a report to the House;

2. report to the House its recommendation that the Government withhold all performance pay and bonuses for executives and managers at both the RCMP and Public Safety Canada until the executives and managers implement the Bastarache report recommendations that fall within their authority;

3. calls upon the Commissioner of the RCMP to provide a detailed report to the committee before June 23, 2021, on all ongoing actions and planning to implement the recommendations of the Bastarache Report, including timelines for implementation and ongoing work to meet the recommendations, and further calls for this report be updated and provided to the committee by the last Friday of each month until the committee is satisfied that the RCMP has met its obligations;

4. encourages the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness not to interfere or tamper with the reports referred to in subsection 3, but be provided a copy at the appropriate time by the Commissioner; and,

5. direct the Chair to call a meeting of the committee on the Bastarache Report if any updates requested in subsection 3 are not provided on time.

On motion of Pam Damoff, it was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.

At 6:31 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Mark D'Amore
Clerk of the Committee