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 […]

RCMP felt ‘outgunned’ years before 3 Moncton officers slain, labour trial hears

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Supt. Troy Lightfoot testifies he voiced concerns to management about needing to address officer safety CBC News Posted: Apr 27, 2017 9:00 AM AT Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017 1:32 PM AT The RCMP felt “outgunned” after the 2005 killings of four Mounties in Mayerthorpe, Alta., a senior officer testified Thursday at the national force’s trial on charges of […]

Moncton RCMP did not have proper equipment or training, Crown tells labour code trial

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By Gabrielle Fahmy, CBC News Posted: Apr 24, 2017 7:00 AM AT The RCMP officers who responded to the Moncton, N.B., shootings that left three Mounties dead and two others wounded in 2014 did not have the proper equipment or training, the Crown said Monday, the first day of the national police force’s trial on charges of violating the Canada Labour […]

With 10,000 members, union files to represent Mounties

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By Alison Crawford, CBC News Posted: Apr 18, 2017 5:52 PM ET Mounties are one step closer to forming their first union. The National Police Federation filed an application for certification at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board in Ottawa late Tuesday. The federation is seeking to represent 17,945 members of the RCMP under the rank […]

Commissioner’s message on pay increases

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In what may be, in part, a response to the RCMPVA letter identifying the inadequacy of proposed pay increases for serving RCMP members, Commissioner Paulson has sought to justify that inadequacy in the following letter.  He also expresses concern about disenchantment within the Force and the impending unionization of the Force and the ability of the […]

RCMPVA Tackles inadequate RCMP Pay Increase

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To help the serving members of the RCMP the following letter was sent by the President of the RCMP Veterans’ Association to the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Dear Minister (Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.), On behalf of the Board of Directors, Governors and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted […]

RCMP appeals finding of egregious harassment against sergeant

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A ruling that senior RCMP officers mercilessly harassed a sergeant after deciding he had lied about his run for political office should be set aside as flawed, the federal government said Thursday. In its notice of appeal, Department of Justice lawyers argue Ontario Superior Court Justice Mary Vallee made numerous mistakes, including forcing RCMP Commissioner […]