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October 23, 2020 – National Police Federation Supports Launch of Nova Scotia Public Inquiry

October 23, 2020

Ottawa, ON – Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada’s largest mass shooting: The National Police Federation welcomes yesterday’s appointment of Dr. Kim Stanton as the third Commissioner in the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry, and is calling on the federal and provincial governments…

October 19, 2020 – Short-staffed RCMP can’t clean up political mess in lobster dispute

October 19, 2020

For years, significant cutbacks and wage freezes have eroded staffing levels, recruitment, training and other resources, and — most importantly — the morale and well-being of RCMP members. In Nova Scotia and all across Canada, officers are consistently being asked to do more with less. And yet, despite their ongoing brave and selfless service in…

October 19, 2020 – Opinion: Governments need to resolve fisheries disputes, not the RCMP

October 19, 2020

By Brian Sauvé President, National Police Federation Across the country, and against the ongoing backdrop of COVID-19, front-line RCMP Members continue to deal with new and unforeseen challenges and risks. Years of cuts to front-line services by governments of all levels, political stripes and jurisdictions have left police officers across Canada increasingly tasked with responding…

October 15, 2020 – After pandemic delays, RCMP union’s quest for salary bump resumes

October 15, 2020

Union wants Mounties’ pay brought closer to what municipal police officers earn After a series of pandemic-related delays, the head of the union representing Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers says salary negotiations are back in full swing — a process that could see policing costs swell across much of the country. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-union-salary-bargaining-1.5716946

July 15, 2020 – The response to calls for action on racism is what’s really disappointing

July 15, 2020

The RCMP says it’s “disappointed” by those who took note of the very dichotomy between the arrest of the white man that barreled through the gates of Rideau Hall armed to the teeth with a message fro Prime Minister Trudeau….. Read more: https://www.hilltimes.com/2020/07/15/the-response-to-calls-for-action-on-racism-is-whats-really-disappointing/256519  

June 29, 2020 – Support for Surrey police transition waning, but remains strongest in South Asian community

June 29, 2020

Surrey residents appear to be divided along political and racial lines in their support for the city’s transition from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to a municipal police force, poll numbers show. About two thirds of NDP voters oppose moving forward with the plan, but that opposition jumps to 81 per cent among NDP voters…

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