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RCMP mum on why Quebec man had a weapons arsenal at his home near capital

The RCMP is declining to say if they know what a Quebec man planned to do with an arsenal of weapons and explosives he had in his home near Quebec City. In a statement released Monday, the RCMP said 47-year-old »

Politics, Society

Meng Wanzhou’s defence team calls for release of confidential documents

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and her defence team are attending hearings in a Canadian courtroom via telephone for the second day today, hoping to convince a judge to release documents they believe could prove she was a »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Following Nova Scotia shootings, RCMP focuses on alert protocols

As Canadians attempt to come to terms with the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history, the RCMP says it is examining ways to develop a national operational policy for using the country’s text-based national alert emergency system introduced in »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

RCMP looks to increase its digital data surveillance proficiency

The RCMP is looking to obtain software that will allow it to mine digital data about a person’s internet activities–from a Facebook emoji to the illicit purchase of a firearm.  The aim, The Canadian Press’s Jim Bronskill reports, is to »

Health, Society

RCMP issues warning following coughing threats against officers

Authorities in Nova Scotia are reporting a handful of incidents across the province in which people who claim to have COVID-19 have threatened to deliberately cough on RCMP police officers. No charges have yet been laid, but the RCMP says »

International

Canadian Mountie appointed to top UN security job

A high-ranking official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been appointed as the United Nations Undersecretary General for Safety and Security, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced Thursday. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud, a 33-year veteran of Canada’s »

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Politics, Society

RCMP faces another hurdle trying to clean up its act

Black RCMP officers–both current and former–are coming forward with stories of racist treatment in Canada’s national police force, charges the force is calling “deeply troubling.” The complaints–expressed to Radio-Canada–come two months after Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale announced he was »

International, Society

Canada revises directives on information gained by torture overseas

In a partial reversal of previous policy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has issued new directives that limit–but don’t totally forbid–Canadian security agencies from using information that was likely obtained through torture overseas. Previous directives allosed international exchanges of »

Indigenous, Society

RCMP hands over long-held Louis Riel artifacts to Métis

As Canada carries on with its self-proclaimed determination to rectify past wrongs suffered by the country’s Indigenous people, those efforts are coming in all sizes. Last week at the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laid out far-reaching plans, including »