Terms of Reference for Facilitator
The Honourable George Adams, Q.C. will evaluate the success of the 1999 SIU reforms (e.g. the SIU Regulation and budget increase) after consulting with interested police and community stakeholders.
Mr. Adams will hold facilitated discussions and negotiations to determine if there is consensus on any necessary clarifications to the SIU Regulation.
If, after completing discussions on the reforms, Mr. Adams is able to identify additional SIU-related issues that are likely, in his opinion, to be resolved by a facilitated process, he will proceed to develop consensus recommendations on those issues upon the approval of the Ministry.
Mr. Adams' role is to assess views and facilitate the development of consensus recommendations and not for the purpose of giving legal advice.
Mr. Adams may conduct the process in the manner he determines to be appropriate having regard to all the circumstances.
Mr. Adams will report to the Ministry the views of the stakeholders and any consensus recommendations, if he deems it appropriate, having regard to his role and after having consulted the interested parties.
Any notes, records, recollections, statements made and documents produced by Mr. Adams or provided to him during the process would be confidential and the disclosure of such material to any person including the government would, except as required by law, be within his sole discretion.