Public Safety and National Security – June 23, 2020:
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki appear before the committee for its study on systemic racism in policing in Canada.
Commissioner Lucki addresses her position on systemic racism in the RCMP, after facing backlash earlier this month when she said she “struggled” with the term and denied its presence in the organization. She would later walk back her comments and issued a statement acknowledging systemic racism in the RCMP.
Also speaking to the committee, via videoconference, is Gail Johnson, chief human resources officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.