Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

Version of section 45.35 from 2002-12-31 to 2014-11-27:


Marginal note:Complaints by public

  •  (1) Any member of the public having a complaint concerning the conduct, in the performance of any duty or function under this Act or the Witness Protection Program Act, of any member or other person appointed or employed under the authority of this Act may, whether or not that member of the public is affected by the subject-matter of the complaint, make a complaint to

    • (a) the Commission;

    • (b) any member or other person appointed or employed under the authority of this Act; or

    • (c) the provincial authority in the province in which the subject-matter of the complaint arose that is responsible for the receipt and investigation of complaints by the public against police.

  • Marginal note:Acknowledgment of complaint

    (2) Every complaint under subsection (1) shall be acknowledged in writing, if the complaint is in writing or if the complainant requests that the complaint be so acknowledged.

  • Marginal note:Notification of Commissioner

    (3) The Commissioner shall be notified of every complaint under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Notification of member

    (4) Forthwith after being notified of a complaint under subsection (3), the Commissioner shall notify in writing the member or other person whose conduct is the subject-matter of the complaint of the substance of the complaint unless, in the Commissioner’s opinion, to do so might adversely affect or hinder any investigation that is being or may be carried out in respect of the complaint.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 16
  • 1996, c. 15, s. 22
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