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Montreal Simon: Why the RCMP Commissioner Still Doesn’t Get It

It seems only appropriate that on the very day Mike Duffy returned to the Senate, the RCMP Commissioner should appear before a Senate committee and show once again why he still doesn't get it.And that a time when the RCMP is being rocked by allega… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why the RCMP Commissioner Still Doesn’t Get It

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Trial: Why the RCMP Owes Canadians an Explanation

When Justice Charles Vaillancourt acquitted Mike Duffy, he brought down his gavel on the head of quite a few others.He savaged Stephen Harper's PMO for the way it had tried to cover-up a scandal. He heaped scorn on the Senators who had treated Du… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Duffy Trial: Why the RCMP Owes Canadians an Explanation

Montreal Simon: Why Justin Trudeau Should Fire the RCMP Commissioner

When the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was working for the Con regime, I couldn't help feeling that he was turning the force into the Harper Police.Or help wondering whether he was willingly collaborating with that sinister mob, or whether like … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Justin Trudeau Should Fire the RCMP Commissioner

Montreal Simon: Michael Harris: Have the Mounties Become Harper’s Private Police?

A few days ago I wrote a post where I wondered why the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has so far failed to explain the reason his investigators decided not to charge Nigel Wright for his role in the Duffy scandal.Even though he promised to do that more than a year ago.Now Michael Harris goes . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Michael Harris: Have the Mounties Become Harper’s Private Police?

Montreal Simon: The Duffy Cover-Up: Why the RCMP Must Explain Itself

Now that we know that Stephen Harper's lawyer believed that Nigel Wright had Harper sign off on a five-point plan to payoff Mike Duffy. That good to go really meant good to go. And now that we know this:Donald Bayne, Duffy’s defence lawyer, read from the transcript of a police interview Perrin did a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Duffy Cover-Up: Why the RCMP Must Explain Itself

Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Gunman, and the Madness of the Con Regime

More than four months after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed Parliament Hill the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson has finally released the video the gunman made shortly before he was killed.Or at least most of the video…

Minus the eighteen seconds the RCMP removed, but will not explain why.And what is only too clear is . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Gunman, and the Madness of the Con Regime

The Canadian Progressive: Open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson on climate change and national security

In this open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, Ben West challenges the RCMP’s labeling of environmentalists as a threat to Canada’s national security.

The post Open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson on climate change and national security appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Shooting: What is the RCMP Hiding?

Almost as soon as the shooting stopped, and not long after he emerged from his closet, Stephen Harper declared that Canada was under attack by the dark forces of ISIS.And starting calling the dead gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, an ISIS terrorist. Even though he was a mentally ill crack addict.And a few days later the . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Parliament Hill Shooting: What is the RCMP Hiding?

Montreal Simon: Peter MacKay and the Great War on Marijuana and the Police

I suppose it was too good to be true. Most things in Harperland are like that eh? Any good idea that sticks its head above the ground is mown down by the ghastly Cons.So one moment I'm pleasantly surprised by the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, telling a reporter that marijuana use is not a . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Peter MacKay and the Great War on Marijuana and the Police

Musings on Canadian Politics: RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson needs to re-examine approach to sexual harassment allegations

RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, testifying before a Senate committee investigating sexual harassment and bullying in the RCMP, has dismissed allegations of harassment and bullying.

“I can’t be continually defending against outlandish claims that have not been tested or established, but yet are being put forward as though they are gospel and representative of the . . . → Read More: Musings on Canadian Politics: RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson needs to re-examine approach to sexual harassment allegations

Northern Insight: To understand the RCMP: Re-sergeance.net

Out of the Cake: A response to the Commissioner, Dr. Mike Webster, R. Psych. Let me begin by quoting David A. Brown, QC Chair of the Task Force on Governance and Cultural Change in the RCMP; you know, one of those “cake dwellers”. In the Task … . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: To understand the RCMP: Re-sergeance.net

Northern Insight: What’s the next dump of grungy news?

There’s more bad news coming about the RCMP, including information on unprofessional conduct in the Surrey Six gangland murder investigation. In a May internal memo, Commissioner Bob Paulson warned that several salacious incidents were about to surface. He said,

“Sadly there is a lot to choose from if you want to criticize us.”

As one . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: What’s the next dump of grungy news?

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: RCMP change not welcome after all

Almost two months ago, I wrote Rewarding incompetence and stated my hope that, under its new leader, RCMP had turned a corner toward an era of accountability and respectability:

“That [William] Elliott’s tenure was a costly failure is made clear by comments to the Globe and Mail by his replacement, new Commissioner Bob Paulson:

“Admitting . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: RCMP change not welcome after all

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Rewarding incompetence

William Elliott was the first civilian Commissioner of the RCMP. An abject failure while heading Canada’s once esteemed police agency, Elliott departed recently. Like disgraced predecessor Giuliano Zaccardelli, this man with little police experience is headed for an Interpol sinecure. The RCMP is further punished by having to pay the salary for at least three . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Rewarding incompetence

Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.

It’s not enough to exhibit iron-fisted control over his own party members and the media but Mr. Harper is making sure that theConservative message is also dictated to the RCMP.

Self-censorship is almost tolerable in the ranks of one’s own party but muzzling the RCMP is a crime against all . . . . . → Read More: Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.

Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.

It’s not enough to exhibit iron-fisted control over his own party members and the media but Mr. Harper is making sure that the Conservative message is also dictated to the RCMP.

Self-censorship is almost tolerable in the ranks of one’s own party but muzzling the RCMP is a crime against all Canadians, especially for the . . . → Read More: Quelle surprise! Harper muzzles top dog Mountie.