REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

has the honour to present its

SIXTH REPORT


Your Committee, to which was referred Bill S-13, An Act to implement the Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America, has, in obedience to its order of reference of Wednesday, December 15, 2010, examined the said Bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Clause 17, page 8: Replace line 15 with the following:

“45.88 who was appointed as a cross-border maritime law enforcement officer under subsection 8(1) of the Keeping Canadians Safe (Protecting Borders) Act.”.

2. Clause 22:

(a) Page 12:

(i) Add after line 22 the following:

“(10) If a complaint concerns the conduct of a designated officer, the Commission may conduct an investigation, review or hearing of that complaint jointly with an authority that is responsible for investigations, reviews or hearings with respect to complaints from the public against law enforcement officers in any relevant jurisdiction, whether in or outside Canada.

(11) The Minister may make regulations respecting investigations, reviews or hearings conducted jointly under subsection (10).”, and

(ii) Replace lines 23 and 24 with the following:

45.9 Sections 45.52 to 45.56, 45.63 to 45.67, 45.71, 45.72 and 45.74 to 45.76 apply in respect of a”;

(bPage 19:

(i) Add after line 32 the following:

“(10) If a complaint concerns the conduct of a designated officer, the Commission may conduct an investigation, review or hearing of that complaint jointly with an authority that is responsible for investigations, reviews or hearings with respect to complaints from the public against law enforcement officers in any relevant jurisdiction, whether in or outside Canada.

(11) The Minister may make regulations respecting investigations, reviews or hearings conducted jointly under subsection (10).”, and

(ii) Replace lines 33 and 34 with the following:

45.9 Sections 45.52 to 45.56, 45.63 to 45.67, 45.71, 45.72 and 45.74 to 45.76 apply in respect of a”;

(cPage 24: Replace line 26 with the following:

“45.88 who was appointed as a cross-border maritime law enforcement officer under subsection 8(1) of the Keeping Canadians Safe (Protecting Borders) Act.”;

(dPage 25: Replace with line 28 with the following:

“45.88 who was appointed as a cross-border maritime law enforcement officer under subsection 8(1) of the Keeping Canadians Safe (Protecting Borders) Act.”.

3. Clause 23, page 27: Replace line 30 with the following:

“45.88 who was appointed as a cross-border maritime law enforcement officer under subsection 8(1) of the Keeping Canadians Safe (Protecting Borders) Act.”.

Respectfully submitted,

PAMELA WALLIN
Chair


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