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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 »


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 »

Economy, Politics, Society

Supreme Court rules Canada’s RCMP federal police can have union, collective bargaining

The Supreme Court of Canada struck down a law that stopped members of Canada’s federal police force, the RCMP, from unionizing, saying it violated their charter rights to freedom of association, and the court ruled forming a traditional union is »


Senior officers of federal police told not to meet parliamentarians without prior approval

Friday’s (April 26) Question Period in the House of Commons saw opposition Members of Parliament raising questions about e-mails sent by the head of the federal police force to senior officers requesting they first get clearance before speaking to Canadian »