Documents obtained by VICE News show the RCMP watched closely as Indigenous protesters erected a teepee on Parliament Hill this summer, with the force’s national protective intelligence unit believing activists could disrupt Canada Day celebrations, and that the ceremony attended by communists “may not remain peaceful.” Read the rest of this entry
‘The RCMP needs a lot more training,’ said Toronto-based investigator
By David Common, Chelsea Gomez, CBC News, March 6, 2018
Colten Boushie’s family wasn’t entirely surprised last month when a Saskatchewan jury acquitted Gerald Stanley of the murder of the young Cree man.
They had sensed holes in the RCMP investigation from the beginning.
“The RCMP did a botched-up job,” said Debbie Baptiste, Boushie’s mom. “They looked, and then they looked away.” Read the rest of this entry
Emergency measures, military support: Documents reveal heightened concern about Muskrat Falls security
Military provided lodging, meals as police mobilized in the face of more Muskrat Falls-related protests
By Terry Roberts, CBC News, Feb 1, 2018
The Canadian military quietly assisted during a large deployment of police officers to Labrador in 2017 amid fears of more protests about the controversial Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. Read the rest of this entry
There are fears that the trial of Gerald Stanley, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, could inflame racial tensions
by Douglas Quan, National Post, Jan 26, 2018
Asked how nervous he was feeling this week, Ames Leslie, the mayor of Battleford, Sask., was cautious, saying he was hopeful “that cooler minds prevail.”
That’s because on Monday, jury selection is set to begin in one of the highest-profile, racially tinged cases the province has seen: the second-degree murder trial of a white, rural farmer accused of fatally shooting a young Indigenous man. Read the rest of this entry
by Penny Daflos, CTV News, Jan 11, 2018
A large group of Burnaby RCMP closed off two roads, served anti-pipeline protestors with a warrant and used a battering ram to arrest two women Wednesday evening.
Several activists recorded the encounter, posting portions to social media and sharing further documentation with CTV News. The videos depict a chaotic scene with Mounties trying to arrest two people inside a mobile camping trailer as protesters yell at them. One officer ultimately smashes the camper door with a portable battering ram. Read the rest of this entry
Christian Duck Chief suffered a broken eye socket, fractured cheek bone and broken nose
By Meghan Grant, CBC News, Nov 30, 2017
All charges have been dropped against a man from the Siksika First Nation southeast of Calgary who suffered broken facial bones during a violent RCMP arrest last year. Read the rest of this entry
David Suzuki and BC Chiefs lend support for Fish Farm protests
by Hanna Petersen, North Island Gazette, October 18, 2017
Three fish farm protestors have been summoned to court for their participation in the occupation of three Marine Harvest fish farms off the coast of Vancouver Island.
The injunctions were served by the RCMP on Monday, just days after a gathering that included renowned Canadian scientist David Suzuki, Chiefs representing a number of BC First Nations, and local supporters near Swanson Island was held to voice support for the occupation. Read the rest of this entry
by Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Cleansing Our Waters, October 17, 2017
For Immediate Release
by Laurie Hamelin, APTN National News, October 14, 2017
Just days after meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan and sending a clear message that fish farms are not wanted in the northern part of the province, community members occupying one farm are now say another occupation is possible after watching RCMP in black zodiacs escort a restocking ship travelling to a fish farm near Alert Bay, where the Horgan meeting took place. Read the rest of this entry