Ottawa, April 27, 2012 – The Military Police Complaints Commission 2011 Annual Report reflects another interesting year of positive progress and achievements in civilian oversight. The 2011 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament today by The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence.
In the report, Commission Chairperson Glenn Stannard details the significant aspects of the Commission’s activities during 2011, including summaries of some of the interference and conduct complaints it resolved.
The past year was truly significant with the conclusion of the evidentiary portion of the Afghanistan Public Interest Hearing (PIH) and the issuance of the Interim Report in this case. The Report also details the launch of the Fynes PIH.
In the coming year, the Commission anticipates publishing its Final Report on the Afghanistan PIH and conducting the Fynes PIH. It also looks forward to the opportunity to contribute in promoting the highest standard of conduct of Canada’s Military Police and to continue working with the Commission’s partners to fulfill its mandate.
A copy of the MPCC’s 2011 Annual Report can be downloaded from the Commission’s Web site at www.mpcc-cppm.gc.ca.
The Military Police Complaints Commission was established in 1999 by the Government of Canada to provide independent civilian oversight of the Canadian Forces Military Police. By reviewing and investigating complaints concerning Military Police conduct and by investigating allegations of interference in investigations, it promotes and ensures the highest standards of Military Police conduct and provides for greater public accountability by the Military Police and the Chain of Command.
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