The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE) will hold its annual conference in Halifax from Wednesday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 12, at the Delta Halifax Hotel. Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services, will open the conference and welcome both national and international delegates. Speakers include: Dennis O’Connor, associate chief justice of Ontario, who headed the Arar Commission; and Patrick LeSage of Quebec, who submitted the report on developing an oversight agency for the province of Ontario that culminated in Bill 103. There will be delegates from across Canada and as far away as Hong Kong. Conference topics include: openness and transparency, perspectives of a complainant, conducted energy devices – force continuum, early intervention systems and standards of proof. A complete agenda can be found at the associations website: www.cacole.ca. The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE) is a national non-profit organization of individuals and agencies involved in the oversight of police officers in Canada. CACOLE is dedicated to advancing the concept, principles and application of civilian oversight of law enforcement throughout Canada and abroad.