Blanked out RCMP documents speak volumes
by Lorne Gunter
It often helps to go over your research more than once. It helps, too, to have an extra set of eyes.
That’s the case with documents regarding last summer’s gun seizures in High River, Alberta, obtained from the RCMP through access to information.
To be fair, reams of documents have been released. Many are mundane. Plenty have large portions blanked out.
It’s easy to miss the significance of what isn’t there. Which is exactly what I and an independent firearms researcher did – we missed the importance of a blank column on a Mountie spreadsheet listing the firearms taken following last June’s flood.