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Public Safety committee  I'm well aware of that statistic, and there's a big difference between what the media report and what actually happens. I'm well aware of how CBC put those stats together and how it used, I would argue, sensationalism. It doesn't put in the actual context that occurs and it does

July 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Rick Parent

Public Safety committee  It's a good discussion.

July 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Rick Parent

Public Safety committee  I think the training is very similar. Again, I would argue that there should be more of this customer service, client-oriented focus for the recruits. In fairness to the RCMP, they have a tough go. Once they leave Depot, they're posted somewhere in Canada. Typically, they're ru

July 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Rick Parent

Public Safety committee  I totally agree with you. I think that's one of the biggest problems, which could easily be fixed, with the RCMP. They have this model. In Vancouver, many of the recruits—friends, students of mine—will come from the Vancouver area, and they want to work in the Vancouver area with

July 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Rick Parent

Public Safety committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for the levity at the beginning there. I appreciate that. It eased things off, so it was good. Just as a quick introduction, my name is Rick Parent. I'm speaking more or less as a police officer. I have been a police officer and have been involved

July 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dr. Rick Parent