Friday, November 27

RCMP

911, Business, General, RCMP

RCMP say 911 calls not getting through in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 911 calls are not getting through across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Price Edward Island as of Wednesday morning on July 22nd. “Due to a technical issue with the phone lines, 911 calls are not getting through across New Brunswick,” the RCMP New Brunswick Twitter account states.Due to a technical issue with the phone lines, 911 calls are not getting through across New Brunswick. In an emergency in RCMP jurisdiction, call 506-429-3973. A public Alert Ready message has been requested. — RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB) July 22, 2020Residents in New Brunswick encouraged to call 506-429-3973 in case of an emergency in RCMP jurisdiction. The RCMP say they have requested a public Alert Ready mess...
Corey Hurren, National, RCMP, Rideau Hall

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest – CityNews Toronto

The idea that the man accused of crashing into the grounds of Rideau Hall would have been treated differently if he were dark-skinned is disheartening, the RCMP’s commissioner and the head of its union said in a joint statement Friday. Not only that, said Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Brian Sauve of the National Police Federation, but it damages an “important national dialogue with all stakeholders seeking solutions to societal issues.” The Mounties have said the suspect was armed and threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but was arrested peacefully after Mounties talked him down for more than an hour and a half on the morning of July 2. They say the reservist on active duty with the Canadian Forces rammed a gate with a truck to enter the grounds. Corey Hurren, who is fro...
Editorials, Justin Trudeau, RCMP, Rideau Hall, Stephen Harper

EDITORIAL: PM’s security must be iron-clad

What may have been a second assassination attempt on the life of a Canadian prime minister in less than six years reminds us that we must always be on guard against threats to our peace and security.In the latest incident, which occurred early last Thursday morning, a Canadian soldier, Corey Barclay Hurren, 46, has now been charged with threatening the life of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 21 gun-related offences.This after police say he rammed a truck through a pedestrian gate at Rideau Hall and made it to within 200 metres of Rideau Cottage, the current residence of Trudeau and his family, while their official residence of 24 Sussex Drive is undergoing renovations.Fortunately, RCMP officers were able to convince the suspect to surrender peacefully after about 90 minutes of ...