June 17, 2010 (40th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Marcel Proulx (Interjection)

Liberal

Mr. Marcel Proulx

Madam Speaker, the member is mistaken. I did not make personal accusations. The Conservatives were the ones who got rid of those senior officials. I will continue.
What about Paul Kennedy, head of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP? After four years of loyal service, the Prime Minister announced last November that he would not be renewing his contract. Why? Because in his report, Mr. Kennedy concluded that in many cases, the complaints procedures were faulty, lacking both consistency and transparency.
Who did the Conservatives appoint to take his place? A Conservative donor with no experience in criminal law or policing.
What about Peter Tinsley, chair of the Military Police Complaints Commission? The government refused to extend his mandate when the commission was right in the middle of an inquiry into the transfer of Afghan detainees who may have been tortured by local authorities. Why? Because he was critical of the potential for abuse.
The Conservatives muzzled top officials at several independent government agencies. Why?

Topic:   Adjournment Proceedings
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