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 […]

Auditor-General expected to expose RCMP’s mental-health failings

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DANIEL LEBLANC   OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Friday, May 12, 2017 10:15AM EDT Last updated Friday, May 12, 2017 10:33AM EDT The RCMP is bracing for tough new questions on the way the force treats its members across the country, this time in relation to the handling of mental-health issues by Mounties who are struggling to […]

Carbines could have saved Moncton Mounties’ lives, officer testifies about 2014 shootings

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RCMP is charged with violating 4 provisions of the Canada Labour Code in deaths of 3 officers By Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, CBC News Posted: May 08, 2017 9:00 AM AT Last Updated: May 08, 2017 9:22 PM AT If Codiac Regional RCMP officers had been armed with carbines during Justin Bourque’s shooting spree in Moncton, N.B., on June 4, 2014, […]

RCMP’s defence lawyer knocks report calling for carbines 4 years before Mounties shot

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Report’s author cross-examined on Day 7 of force’s trial on health and safety charges related to shootings CBC News Posted: May 02, 2017 8:30 AM AT Last Updated: May 02, 2017 3:50 PM AT A lawyer defending the RCMP on charges it violated the labour code at the time three Mounties were murdered in Moncton tried Tuesday […]