About our Organization

The Chair


Charles Randall Smith was appointed Chairperson for the ERC for a five year term beginning on June 18, 2019. Prior to that, he performed the role of Vice-Chairperson, effective April 11, 2019. Mr. Smith served with the Canadian Armed Forces for over 40 years, 30 of which were as a legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). Mr. Smith served with JAG in a number of positions, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and posted to a number of locations, including RMC Kingston, Ottawa, Petawawa, and Edmonton. He was also the Senior Legal Officer on deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a graduate of College Militaire Royal de St Jean, holds degrees in both Civil and Common Law from McGill University, and has a Master of Laws degree from the US Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Smith is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart
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The RCMP External Review Committee is:
Headed by one (1) Chair
One (1) Executive Director who reports to the Chair
Legal Operations  and One (1) Director, Corporate Services and Registrar who report to the Executive Director
Corporate and Registry Services who report to the Director, Corporate Services and Registrar

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