Paul Kennedy, chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, has released his report on the death of Robert Dziekanski. And, quelle surprise, he’s found that a) the Mounties behaved unprofessionally, and then b) lied about it. Well, Kennedy puts it only slightly more diplomatically:
I do not accept the version of events as presented by the four responding RCMP members. The statements provided by the members are sparse in terms of detail of the events and the thought processes of the members as events unfolded. When tracked against the witness video, the recollections of the members fall short of a credible statement of the events as they actually unfolded. The fact that the members met together prior to providing statements causes me to further question their versions of events.
I.e. they lied.
And why wouldn’t they? The RCMP lies about everything. They lied about APEC. They lied about the name a six-year-old gave to a puppy in a contest. And they lied over and over again to Paul Kennedy.
Gary Mason sees changes afoot. Can’t come soon enough.