RCMP shortages leave Mounties in ‘crisis,’ officers say

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CTV News Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer Published Monday, August 14, 2017 6:00AM EDT  OTTAWA — A significant shortage of RCMP officers is raising concerns about their safety and the safety of the communities in which they work, according to several Mounties speaking out from across Canada. With more than 12 per cent of […]

RCMP workload in Yukon ‘not sustainable’, says superintendent

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Detachment has relied on outside help from Alberta and B.C. as it investigates several homicides By Philippe Morin, CBC News Posted: Jul 05, 2017 4:15 PM CT Last Updated: Jul 05, 2017 4:24 PM CT The Yukon RCMP’s superintendent says he’s thankful for outside help, but says the current situation is “not sustainable” when it comes to the territory’s policing.  The force is […]

RCMP at a crossroads: Who will lead the charge in an age of sophisticated crime?

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COLIN FREEZE AND DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 10:10PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 10:58AM EDT Gilles Michaud knows what he’d like to do with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The police officer charged with pursuing the country’s most serious criminals has a clear vision […]

Bob Paulson accused of nepotism in final days as top Mountie

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Carleton University criminologist makes formal complaint to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The Toronto Star By TONDA MACCHARLES Ottawa Bureau reporter Mon., June 26, 2017 OTTAWA—RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is making “patronage appointments” and handing out “cashable leave” in moves that amount to favouring his friends as he goes out the door, a Carleton University criminologist alleges […]

‘You are not a leader’: RCMP corporal denounces Paulson’s Moncton testimony

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Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press  Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:40AM EDT  Last Updated Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:43PM EDT An RCMP corporal who was a friend of three murdered Mounties is publicly condemning the commissioner’s testimony last week on the killings as a clear failure of leadership. “I hold you personally responsible for the […]

RCMP refutes report claim that police, Indigenous relationship is ‘deeply fractured’

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Human Rights Watch report includes allegations of intrusive strip searches, sexual harassment Posted: Jun 20, 2017 5:00 AM CT The Saskatchewan RCMP has denied its relationship with Indigenous communities is “deeply fractured” after a Human Rights Watch report called for the creation of a special investigative unit to look at allegations of violence by police in […]