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RCMP Officer Arrested After Allegedly Selling Classified Police Information

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An RCMP constable in northeastern Alberta has been charged with bribery and breach of trust.It's alleged the constable accepted...

Peaceful Protests Are Not a National Security Threat

Ecojustice | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics
Ecojustice

Looking at Bill C-51, Ecojustice's primary concerns revolve around the proposed information-sharing regime and its implications for First Nations and environmentalists engaged in non-violent protests against fracking, pipelines, or other projects that pose serious risks to the environment and human health. Bill C-51 should be amended to exempt all forms of "advocacy, protest, dissent or artistic expression" so long as they do not endanger life. A peaceful Aboriginal blockade or environmental protest is not a national security threat. 

Ex-Mountie Faces New Underage Sex Assault Charges

CP | Clare Clancy, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alan Davidson moved across the Prairies between 1981 and 2014, where he was involved in baseball and hockey leagues.

Meet The Mountie From The Most Canadian Photo Ever

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I’m a very proud Mountie and an even prouder Canadian."

If You Could Speak at the Bill C-51 Hearing, What Would You Say?

Eva Prkachin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Eva Prkachin

Our own Steve Anderson has been invited to testify before the committee and share our community's concerns about C-51 with key decision makers. We know that when we speak out together with one voice we can change the government's mind. That's why we need your help right now.

I Am Not a Terrorist, Despite What My Critics Told a Senate Committee

Faisal Kutty | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

My name is Faisal Kutty. I am a lawyer, law professor, public speaker and writer. I write in response to testimony to your distinguished Committee on February 23, 2015 by a fear monger well-versed in McCarthyism, Mr. Marc Lebuis.In my opinion, Mr. Lebuis and Pointe de Bascule hold anti-Muslim, anti-Islam views. Often unable to identify real threats, they insulting law-abiding Canadians through innuendo and mischaracterization of tenuous or even non-existent links and associations.

RCMP Criminal Database Woefully Outdated: Judges, Police

CBC | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

An RCMP criminal database remains seriously backlogged six years after Canada’s auditor general warned the out-of-date system was undermining the co...

Top OPP Union Officials Take Leave As RCMP Probe Heats Up

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The RCMP has searched offices of the top Ontario Provincial Police union leaders as part of a criminal investigation, prompting the senior o...

The Government Can't Intimidate Activists By Calling Us Extremists

David Suzuki | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force, obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil fuels.

Vancouver Island Mounties Charged With Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The two separate incidents happened at in jail cells at the Nanaimo and Parksville detachments.

Canada's National Security Institutions Grilled Over $11 Billion In Lapsed Funds

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New figures show the country's three major national security institutions were collectively unable to spend $11 billion of their budgets over...

An Open Letter to the RCMP Commissioner About Egyptian Police

Ehab Lotayef | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Ehab Lotayef

Over the past 19 months the brutality of the Egyptian Police reached new highs, not even seen or heard of during the Mubarak years. The European Parliament, the UN Secretary General, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have all condemned the Egyptian security forces for the use of force leading to the death of hundreds of protesters and serious injuries of many more.

Judge Chastises B.C. RCMP For Videotaping Woman's Strip Search

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

KELOWNA, B.C. - A judge has chastised Kelowna RCMP for videotaping a woman as she was strip-searched in the detachment.In a court decision released on...

Alberta RCMP Shooting A Disturbing Trend: Former Police Chief

CBC | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Former West Vancouver police Chief Kash Heed says the shooting of officers, here and around the world is starting to become a worrisome trend. When...

Mountie Says She Was Sexually Harassed

CBC | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada

A Mountie who worked in British Columbia and Manitoba claims she was sexually harassed and intimidated by former colleagues in both provinces. In a ...

Police Peeved At Rogers Over Mobile Phone Tracking Fee

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The RCMP and many other police forces are refusing to pay new fees imposed by Rogers Communications for helping track suspects through their ...

'Deceitful' Ex-Mountie Who Killed Wife Granted Escorted Leave In B.C.

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A former Mountie convicted of first-degree murder has been granted escorted, overnight leave privileges even after his parole was repeated...

Three RCMP Cruisers Rammed In B.C. By Stolen Car

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

SURREY, B.C. - Mounties in the Metro Vancouver city of Surrey, B.C., say three police cruisers have been rammed by a stolen vehicle but nobody has bee...

RCMP Crackdown On Foreign Bribery Cases

CBC | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Business

The RCMP says it is more aggressively pursuing Canadian companies that pay bribes to win lucrative contracts overseas and, in future, more cases will ...

RCMP Trying To Improve Mental Health Care After Suicides, Shootings

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada

For 13 hours straight, the RCMP officer stood guard on what had been a quiet residential street, waiting and watching for a gunman who had shot five o...

Blaney Praises RCMP Accountability On Eve Of Watchdog Report

CBC | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is applauding increased accountability for the RCMP one day before a federal watchdog is to release a report ...

Gender Goals for RCMP Recruitment Are Good But Not Good Enough

Clare Beckton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Clare Beckton

Is increased recruitment enough to change the current dynamic where women are a minority in a culture that has not yet changed enough to make their experience welcoming? The short answer is no. History has demonstrated that increasing the representation of women in an organization or profession does not automatically result in culture change.

Privacy Czar Unable To Find Out Anything On RCMP's Online Snooping

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s privacy watchdog says it wasn’t able to determine whether the RCMP’s warrantless access requests for subscriber data from telecoms were...

Post-Shooting, Muslim Canadians Stand in Solidarity With Our Country

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Ordinary Muslim Canadians in Ottawa on Wednesday had the same worries and concerns as everyone else. As Canadians we are blessed to live in a nation where everyone is free and equal under the law. Our organizations, among others, work to wipe out extremism both at home and abroad and will continue.

Kevin Vickers' Act Of Kindness Shows The Kind Of Guy He Is

Melissa Friedman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada
Melissa Friedman

My boss might have felt that Kevin Vickers wrote that letter because he thought I'd feel beholden to him, or the police, or that I'd cover their stories more favourably. I don't think so though. I think he wrote it because that's the kind of officer he is. He is humble. He's not one of those "tough, bad guy" cops. He's a negotiator with a kind, fatherly smile, and a seemingly genuine desire to help.