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Coronavirus: Trudeau ‘disappointed’ at RCMP mask policy requiring shaving of beards

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said he was “disappointed” to hear of an RCMP policy that calls for all officers to shave their beards and wear medical-grade face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic as a safety measure. It is being criticized as discriminatory against Sikh and Muslim officers whom keep facial hair for religious reasons.

Lobster protests: Nova Scotia RCMP arrest two at wharf in Weymouth

A dispute over lobster fishing is pitting Indigenous harvesters against commercial fishers in Saulnierville, N.S. The Sipekne'katik First Nation says it’s their treaty right to fish at any time. After a Friday morning dispute, RCMP arrested two people at Weymouth Wharf. Ross Lord reports.

Ex-RCMP boss Bob Paulson denies protecting alleged spy

For the first time since a lawsuit was launched -- alleging that for years, top leadership in the RCMP ignored complaints about accused spy Cameron Ortis -- a former RCMP commissioner is responding. Abigail Bimman has reaction from Bob Paulson.
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Burnaby RCMP respond to fight on side of Highway 1

Two teens were stabbed following a fight that broke out in a party bus while travelling along Highway 1 in Burnaby Sunday night. RCMP say the bus pulled over and the fight spilled out on to the side of the highway.
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Video shows Sask. RCMP officer entering home with axe during health-check​

Saskatchewan RCMP says they are reviewing the behaviour of an officer after he was seen in a video yelling, swearing and carrying an axe into a Stanley Mission home during a health-check in. The 33-year-old Cree man recorded some of the incident, and says he didn't open the door because he was intimidated by the Mountie who arrived at the door and "began acting rude."
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Lawsuit alleges RCMP officials ignored warnings about accused mole Cameron Ortis

Global News has uncovered new allegations that the RCMP ignored repeated warnings about Cameron Ortis, the high-ranking civilian intelligence official now facing criminal charges. As Abigail Bimman explains, a new lawsuit alleges red flags about Ortis' behaviour, described as "strange and controlling," were ignored.
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