RCMP: Langley Townhall Meeting January 9, 2013
I want to state right off that I was not at this meeting but have spoken to several people that were. S/Sgt. Abe Townsend and S/Sgt Mike Causault were at the meeting to speak to members about the petition that had been circulated relating to Bill C-42, The Enhanced RCMP Accountability Act. I have been advised that S/Sgt. Townsend indicated to the members present there, about 125 from what I hear, that the SRR’s had been consulted on Bill C-42 and that they were now speaking in favour of the Bill.
To find out exactly what was said by S/Sgt. Townsend to the Parliamentary Committee looking at this Bill, please do the following:
Go to http://www.openparliament.ca At the top of the page click on Committees and then select Public Safety and National Security. There you will see a series of dates when the Committee sat and heard from various witnesses on Bill C-42. Choose October 15th and you will see S/Sgt. Townsend’s name. Click on it and you will be able to read his introductory statement and then the questions put to him and answers he provided. On Page 9, (questions begin on Page 8 I believe), he is asked directly by one of the Committee members, Mr. Randall Garrison, if the SRR’s were consulted on Bill C-42. HIS ANSWER WAS NO!!!!!
If your unhappy with the “service” you’re getting from your official representatives, at the same web address on October 29 you will see testimony from Rob Creasser and Cpl. Patrick Mehain, representing the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada. I welcome you to read what they said and then ask yourself, who do I want representing me!!