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View Ruby Sahota Profile
Lib. (ON)
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2020-01-29 18:22 [p.663]
Mr. Speaker, I share my colleague's sentiments. I enjoyed my time working with him on the public safety committee last term.
In terms of accountability, this review body is a way to create more accountability. Currently with the process we have in place, nothing is made public. Any complaints that are made are handled internally, and that is unacceptable at this point.
We have had review agencies for the RCMP; my colleague and I worked on that in committee. I understand his concern about accountability, but we also have to understand that this in itself would be another layer of accountability. All the determinations that would be made by this commission would be made public, and I believe if something were to seem distasteful or incorrect, the public would then have the right to know about it and could then raise the issues with the government in public.
I definitely share my colleague's concerns, but this is a step toward accountability.
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