Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE:
My reason for
objecting to this resolution is that in many cases such reports contain the names of persons who are only suspects and, perhaps it is found out afterwards that they may not be guilty. It would not be fair to make such reports public. On the other hand, when a person is subsequently found guilty of infraction of the act, the making public of the information which led to the apprenhension of the guilty person would render the subsequent work of the police officers more difficult. It is against the public interest to disclose such reports.
Subtopic: OPIUM AND NARCOTIC DRUG ACT-VIOLATIONS