Highlights / Brenda Lucki

Health, Politics, Society

A scathing report calls out the RCMP’s ‘toxic’ culture in dealing with women

More criticism is being levelled at the way Canada’s national police force, the RCMP, goes about its business. On Tuesday, Canada’s information commissioner released a report saying the RCMP’s inability to respond to information requests has reached a “critical” point »

Society

Report faults RCMP and Liberals for slow responses to information requests

The subject of controversy and the object of disapproval through much of 2020, Canada’s national police force is facing more criticism–this time from Canada’s information commissioner, Caroline Maynard. In a special report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, Maynard said the »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Watchdog calls RCMP’s policies on strip searches ‘unclear and inadequate’

A report released today says RCMP strip searches policies are “unclear and inadequate” and says the force needs to do a better job in how it trains its officers to carry out the controversial–and often maligned–practice that Canada’s Supreme Court »

Health, Politics, Society

Ontario Human Rights Commission issues damning report on profiling in Toronto

In the spring–after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis policeman–many, many Canadians took to the streets to protest what they said was a scourge not limited to our neighbours to the south. Systemic racism, demonstrators said, is very much »

Indigenous, Society

Statistics Canada said it will collect race-based crime data

Statistics Canada and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) announced Wednesday morning a commitment to collect race-based crime data, according to a statement. The statement said that Statistics Canada and the CACP are committed to working with policing »

Indigenous, Society

Charges dropped against First Nations chief involved in violent arrest

A confrontation that ended with the violent arrest of a northern Alberta First Nations chief by an array of RCMP officers in the early morning hours in a parking lot in the town of Fort McMurray in March took another »

Indigenous, Politics

Federal minister is ‘revolted’ by police treatment of Indigenous people

It appears the issue about how–and why–Canadian police treat First Nations people will not be going away anytime soon. Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had a very public debate on the matter. On Tuesday, »

Indigenous, Society

Answers sought in RCMP killing of First Nations man in New Brunswick

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for a complete overhaul of the policing system in Canada, two days after a First Nations man was shot and killed by New Brunswick RCMP.  The confrontation left Rodney Levi, »

Society

Trudeau says RCMP not immune from racism

It is unclear where the difference of opinion will lead and how it will play out, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki appear to have more than just a slight difference of opinion about how deep »

Indigenous, Society

Video shows Alberta First Nations chief in fight with RCMP officers

As Canada’s prime minister and the head of the country’s national police force publicly debate whether or not “systemic racism” exists in the RCMP, a video of an early-morning parking lot confrontation between a First Nations chief and RCMP officers »