BILL NO. 13
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
The Honourable Brad Johns
Minister of Justice
First Reading: October 14, 2021
Second Reading: October 15, 2021
Third Reading: October 26, 2021 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill amends the Police Act to
(a) clarify that the Minister of Justice may enter into agreements to allow the Serious Incident Response Team to provide independent oversight assistance or conduct an investigation in another jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis; and
1 (1) Subsection 26H(2) of Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2004, the Police Act, as enacted by Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2014, is amended by(a) adding "case-specific" immediately after "provide" in the fifth line; and
(2) Section 26H of Chapter 31, as enacted by Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2010 and amended by Chapter 25 of the Acts of 2014, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsection:
- (3) With the approval of the Governor in Council, the Minister may enter into agreements with the government of another province of Canada to allow the Serious Incident Response Team to provide continuous oversight of policing in that province by providing independent investigation of serious incidents involving police.
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