On June 25, 2013, Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis asked his Deputy Minister, Tim Grant this question: ‘What legal authority do the police rely upon to forcibly enter private property in the flood stricken area?’
And I thought Rob Furlong was impressive. This guy apparently scored a kill from a range of 3,540 metres! For those of you who can't be bothered with the math, just over two miles away.
The Grits, along with their accomplices in the RCMP, violated the law by keeping data they had no business having at all. Now they want to make sure they can keep ignoring the law by creating so many copies of the data that hunting them all down would be damned near impossible.
Why would Deputy Commissioner Henschel testify before Parliament that the registry records had been destroyed when his department was sitting on a hard drive with the data he claimed was deleted? The public was lied to by politicians and the Mounties, now they are owed some honest answers.
There was a time not so long ago, easily within living memory, when the RCMP were people we could (and should, even) look up to. But now? Recent events have shown clearly that you can't trust them as far as you can throw them. A sad state of affairs for a once-storied institution.