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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 »

Indigenous, Society

Commissioner says RCMP must do more to confront ‘unconscious bias’

As the RCMP continues to come under increased scrutiny–and criticism–Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the force needs to do more to confront “unconscious bias,”  as well as members who “don’t act in accordance with our core values, which includes racism, and »

Society

Discontent and concern over RCMP behaviour grows in the North

Concern and dissatisfaction–and of late, more and more resistance–are being voiced about the RCMP’s conduct in Canada’s Far North. As the premier of the Northwest Territories was calling the issue of racism “huge,” in an interview with CBC News on »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Some RCMP officers will begin wearing body cameras

The head of the RCMP says some members of the force will begin wearing body cameras. A spokesperson for Commissioner Brenda Lucki made the announcement in a statement Monday evening–just hours after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters at his »

Politics, Society

Trudeau to push for use of body cameras by Canadian police

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will be raising the issue of adopting the use of body cameras by federal, provincial and municipal police departments in Canada, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the country’s national police, which also provides »

Health, Politics, Society

Dalton resigns as veterans ombudsman

Canada’s veterans ombudsman has resigned just 18 months after taking the job. Veterans Affairs Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the announcement yesterday, suggesting that Craig Dalton was leaving for another job. Dalton, who took over the job in November 2018, was »

Society

Row with girlfriend may have triggered Nova Scotia shooting spree, police say

Canada’s worst mass shooting last weekend, which claimed the lives of 22 victims and that of the gunman, may have been triggered by an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, the country’s national police force said Friday. Speaking at »

Society

Death toll in Nova Scotia shooting rampage rises to 23

Twenty-two people, including a 17-year-old, were killed in Canada’s worst mass shooting, police in Nova Scotia announced Tuesday after searching the charred remains of several houses set alight by the gunman during the weekend’s 12-hour shooting spree in the Atlantic »