RCMP’S Brenda Lucki says enforcements are now in place throughout the communities along the southwest coast. But as Graeme Benjamin reports, the commissioner says officers are prepared for what comes their way.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki responded to a question Wednesday regarding concerns about how officers responded to recent acts of violence against Indigenous lobster fisheries in Nova Scotia, saying they are “deeply concerned by the acts of violence and the property damage” linked to the dispute, and that they will intervene “when we are made aware of those actions.”
The RCMP has told it's Mounties to stop wearing a black and white Canadian flag with a thin blue line on their uniforms. It's an unofficial and controversial symbol used as a sign of solidarity. As Catherine Uruqhart explains, the new order comes as police organizations examine their relationships with minority communities.
In a directive issued by the RCMP, officers have been told not to wear or display the image of the subdued Canadian flag with a blue line through it. As Morganne Campbell reports, it’s a move that activists and supporters are questioning.
Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Michael Sack responded to comments made by federal ministers regarding the dispute over Mi’kmaq fishing rights in Nova Scotia, saying “actions speak louder than words” and urged Department of Fisheries officials and RCMP to ensure the safety of boats and equipment.
A normally quiet part of Strathcona County was the scene of a lot of police activity on Monday, where RCMP converged on a rural residence for what's described as an ongoing investigation. Vinesh Pratap has the details from southeast of Sherwood Park.
Christian Leuprecht, a policing expert from Royal Military College, says police must be better at coordinating critical resources with other government agencies during emergencies, such as the Nova Scotia shooting spree.
Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Michael Sack on Thursday blasted the response by RCMP officers responding to calls after angry mobs damaged two facilities that handle lobster catches from Mi’kmaw fishers on Tuesday. Sack said in one case, he had been told RCMP officers were the ones that "kicked the door in."
RMCP Commissioner Brenda Lucki discussed on Wednesday the force’s response to the week of violence against Indigenous lobster fisheries in Nova Scotia, saying they are “fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe, and enforcing the law.” Lucki also “strongly” encouraged calm and the “engagement in peaceful and constructive dialogue.”
Manitoba RCMP say the remains found in August in Roseau River are those of a missing Winnipeg man Bud Paul. Manitoba RCMP Superintendent Michael Koppang, Head of Major Crimes Services, made an appeal to the public for more information at a press conference Wednesday morning.
During a press conference on Friday where the RCMP announced the arrests of two people and a Canada-wide warrant for a third in relation to their CRA scam investigation, the RCMP said that recouping funds lost by a majority of Canadians is unlikely, but there are some cases in which they’ve been successful in recouping funds.