Hearing into APEC complaints delayed UBC Reports
April 16, 1998

Hearing into APEC complaints delayed

The RCMP Public Complaints Commission hearing into the actions of police officers during the APEC leaders' meeting at UBC last November has been adjourned until Sept. 14.

The decision follows a preliminary hearing in which requests for an adjournment were made based on scheduling problems and the need to gather and evaluate information requested from the RCMP. The information has not yet been received by commission lawyer Chris Considine.

The commission has asked that the RCMP deliver all relevant documents, as well as the names of the officers who are the subject of the complaint, by May 31.

The commission also said the delay would accommodate members of the university community who would be away over the summer months.

Considine said the commission is still considering the application for funding of legal counsel for complainants.