There are now lots of questions — including some from the RCMP — why Rehn was not behind bars given his very, very, very long record of convictions and the very serious nature of the charges he was facing even before the weekend shootings.
My Edmonton-based colleague Joshua Skurnik has just obtained Rehn’s criminal record and a list of the charges that were already outstanding against him.
RCMP Commisioner Bob Paulson sent the following by e-mail late last week to the approximately 29,000 uniformed and civilian members of the force he commands:
Keep up the good work – A message from Commissioner Bob Paulson
I wanted to speak to you today about the report on harassment from the Commission for Public Complaints (CPC) against the RCMP and our Action Plan for the Force. Both were released yesterday. However, the report from the Human Rights Watch was also released this week. I want to address this report as it has raised a lot of concerns, particularly among our members in remote policing assignments. Continue reading Paulson to Mounties: "Keep up the good work"
In the wake of a leaked report that seemed to damn Supt. Bruno Saccomani – the commander of the Prime Minister’s Personal Detail (PMPD) charged with protecting the PM, his wife Laureen and their kids Ben and Rachel — has provoked a huge pushback from his supporters. Now, we’re learning that, until he took over and stared kicking butt, one officer was too drunk to do her job guarding Mrs. Harper and another wouldn’t put down his pizza to protect the PM. Read on …