Skip to comments.Deputy Tory leader wants Mounties off the case (Canada's Adscam - RCMP Too Compromised)
Posted on 04/12/2005 7:08:55 AM PDT by GMMAC
Tue, April 12, 2005
Deputy Tory leader wants Mounties off the case
By BILL RODGERS, Parliamentary Bureau
Canada's national police force can't be trusted to conduct a wide-ranging investigation into new criminal allegations made at the Adscam inquiry, Conservative deputy leader Peter MacKay suggested yesterday. MacKay points to RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli's "perceived" cosy relationship with the previous government of Jean Chretien and the fact the force was itself tangled up in the ad scandal.
"There's already been significant examples of where the RCMP have been too -- and I emphasize 'too' -- closely linked to the Prime Minister's Office," MacKay said, recommending either the Quebec or Ontario provincial police conduct a probe instead.
He cites the involvement of Jean Chretien's senior staff in the RCMP handling of protesters at a 1997 Asia-Pacific leaders' summit in Vancouver, the force's decision not to investigate Chretien's alleged actions in the so-called Shawinigate affair and the costly, failed probe of former Conservative PM Brian Mulroney and Airbus.
The RCMP also received more than $3 million from the disgraced sponsorship program, some of it channelled through a non-government bank account.
"In all of those instances, there were questions in the minds of the public about (the RCMP's) proximity to the government, including the commissioner's close ties, both socially and professionally to Francie Ducros (Chretien's former communications director) and members of the PMO staff," MacKay said.
Zaccardelli, however, hinted yesterday the Mounties could broaden their investigation into Adscam, including a request by the Liberal Party that it may have been the target of "fraud or other harmful acts."
This rotten Liberal regime corrupted everything it touched - including the RCMP.
A straight diet of schadenfreude will wear thin as we see our nation and its institutions shamed over the next while.
Shamed for re-electing these gangsters; shamed for being so gullible as to believe their shining rhetoric; and shamed for tolerating the liquidation of our history and culture to serve the ends of the Canadian State.