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Ontario Appoints Chair For Civilian Police Commission

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Ontario Appoints Chair For Civilian Police Commission

McGuinty Government Committed to Strong Civilian Oversight

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Ontario has appointed David C. Gavsie as Chair of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC).

Gavsie is a retired senior partner from the law firm of Ogilvy Renault. He has held a number of positions in the legal and business communities in both Toronto and Ottawa, and was most recently the Chair of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. 

A member of the bar in Ontario and Quebec, Gavsie is a graduate of Concordia University (BA) and McGill University (B.C.L.), both in Montreal.

Gavsie has served as Chair of a number of economic and public institutions including the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa Civic Hospital Foundation and the Ottawa Airport Authority.

The OCPC is an independent oversight agency responsible for ensuring that adequate and effective policing services are provided throughout Ontario.

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“Ontario is committed to strong civilian oversight of its police services. David Gavsie has an impressive background in law, business and community service. He has the expertise to carry out the Ontario Civilian Police Commission's mandate. I would also like to thank outgoing Chair Murray Chitra for his years of service and commitment to fair and responsible police oversight.”

Jim Bradley

Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

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