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Government quietly appoints Guy Bujold interim RCMP watchdog

Government quietly appoints Guy Bujold interim RCMP watchdog
From CBC - October 12, 2017

Canada's national police force has a new watchdogat least for the time being.

While no formal appointment announcement has beenmade, Guy Bujold this month started servingas both interim vice-chair and acting chair of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission, which handles complaints about the RCMP.

Bujold, former president of the Canadian Space Agency, worked in the federal civil service for more than three decades before retiring in 2010.

The vice-chair positoin has been vacant since the fall of 2016.

Ian McPhailserved as chair of the commission for seven years. While his term formally expires at the end of November, McPhaildeparted early last month to resume hislegal practice in Toronto.

Without a vice-chair to assume McPhail's duties, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale asked Bujoldto step in for a period of six months.

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