UPAC: New Commissioner appointed in October, promises Minister Guilbault

The new commissioner of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC) will be appointed by October, promised Monday the Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault.
Theleader of the police investigation department must be appointed “as soon as possible”, the minister told the press, adding that she was waiting for the short list of candidates to be provided by the committee. selected to find a replacement for Robert Lafrenière.

The list must have at least two names.

Subsequently, the government will make its choice and will try to have it ratified by the opposition parties, because under the law number one, sponsored by Minister Guilbault, the commissioner must be appointed by the National Assembly.

“I’m expecting her very soon,” she said, referring to the list of selected candidates.

The new commissioner will have a seven-year term.

At the same time, the minister plans to carry out a “thorough reflection” on the role played by police forces in Quebec in the near future.

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