Allegations of RCMP wrongdoing on gun registry data destruction handed to police

And if the RCMP’s previous skills at wiping computer data are any indication, it’ll take some guy down at Mom’s Basement Computers about half an hour to find those records.

Global News

OTTAWA – Allegations of RCMP wrongdoing related to the illegal destruction of long run registry records have been referred to the police for investigation.

It’s the latest twist in an unprecedented battle between the Conservative government and an independent officer of parliament whose job is to safeguard Canadians’ access to government records.

Information commissioner Suzanne Legault issued a special report last week revealing she’d recommended in March that charges be laid against the RCMP for the destruction of long-gun registry records that were part of an active investigation.

READ MORE: RCMP facing four charges related to Moncton shooting rampage

The Harper government responded by retroactively rewriting the law, backdating the changes and burying the amendment in an omnibus budget bill it introduced earlier this month.

Legault calls that a “perilous precedent” that could be used by governments to retroactively rewrite laws on everything from spending scandals to electoral fraud.

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2 replies

  1. your version is all upside down and backwards. In Baltimore/Ferguson, a Black gets killed by cops – whatever the circumstances – and the liberal mass media is all over it, crying rayyyyyyyycissssm, stoking up an orgy of looting and burning. In Waco, cops ambushed and murdered 7 white & 2 hispanic bikers. MSM yawns…keep up the nonsense, cosmic Lefties. You will not get our guns, and there will be a reckoning

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    • You misunderstand quite perfectly. It won’t be the lefties who start the revolution at all: it will be the Tea Party and the libertarian right-wing fringe. But the people who start revolutions are never the people who finish them. Keep working on that sense of butthurt and disenfranchisement, and keep stockpiling weapons. It is all working out according to plan.

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