Retroactive change of law prompts OPP to drop probe of RCMP gun data destruction

Remember Richard Nixon’s “It’s not illegal if the President does it!”? Well, the RCMP and OPP and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have colluded to take it a step farther, making it into law. The money spent on the investigation of deliberate destruction of evidence by the RCMP might not be wasted, however, if Canada gets a different party in power come the election. Time will tell.

The Ontario Provincial Police have dropped an investigation into the RCMP’s destruction of gun registry data, saying the alleged offences no longer exist under a backdated, retroactive Conservative law passed last spring. Documents filed in court by the federal information commissioner’s office include a letter from the OPP that lays out four potential offences by…

Source: Retroactive change of law prompts OPP to drop probe of RCMP gun data destruction

 

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