The scary truth about Canada’s wrongful convictions

A new book explores why so many Canadians are imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit

Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill, April 25, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

RCMP considered charging Justin Trudeau over Aga Khan visit

Politics Insider for April 26: Trudeau calls for an inquiry; Ottawa braces for another convoy; panel warns about Neo-Nazism

(Illustration by Ben Shmulevitch)

A brilliant scientist was mysteriously fired from a Winnipeg virus lab. No one knows why.

She was escorted away by the RCMP more than two years ago, sparking international controversy. What really happened to Xiangguo Qiu?

Premier Blaine Higgs heads to cast his vote in the New Brunswick provincial election in Quispamsis, N.B. on Sept. 14, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

The unsettling case of Dr. Ngola, the RCMP and the New Brunswick government 

Craig Offman: Fifty pages of emails, memos and handwritten notes offer details into a troubled investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak

Wortman's burned-out property at 200 Portapique Beach Road on May 8, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

The Nova Scotia killer’s common-law spouse is charged with giving him ammunition

The RCMP charged the woman and two others, noting there is no indication they had prior knowledge of Wortman’s plan

Lucki speaks during a press event at RCMP Depot Division in Regina, Saskatchewan on March 9, 2018(CP/Michael Bell)

Real reform of the RCMP won’t come from within

Stephen Maher: Trudeau now has the power and the responsibility to fix the RCMP—and Bastarache’s report makes his duty as clear as day

A fire-destroyed property registered to Gabriel Wortman at 200 Portapique Beach Road is seen in Portapique, N.S. on May 8, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan)

The Nova Scotia killer’s dark past, and a mysterious $300,000

Through a friendship with a disgraced New Brunswick lawyer and a possible real estate scam in 2010, Gabriel Wortman netted hundred of thousands of dollars

An RCMP police car in front of Parliament in Ottawa (Marc Bruxelle/Alamy)

The RCMP is broken

The iconic force is fraying under the strain of its rural policing model, tragic mistakes, an ugly past and a controversial present

A still from a video showing Gabriel Wortman in the Brinks yard on March 30, 2020.

Time for real answers on the Nova Scotia mass murder

Paul Wells: A full judicial inquiry into the April shooting is now essential. It must be robust, with real power to get to the truth.

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki is seen during a news conference in Ottawa on Apr. 20, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Brenda Lucki must go

Pam Palmater: The problem isn’t Indigenous culture, it’s RCMP culture, where racial profiling, harassment, brutality and the killing of Indigenous peoples is somehow justified

Kenney, speaking at United Conservative Party event in November (Dave Chidley/CP)

The ground is shifting beneath Alberta’s feet, and Kenney still wants to build walls

Jason Markusoff: The Fair Deal Panel’s biggest ideas seem out of step with the province’s current economic state—and the mindset of its people

A still from a video showing Gabriel Wortman in the Brinks yard on March 30, 2020.

The Nova Scotia killer had ties to criminals and withdrew a huge sum of cash before the shooting

New evidence including a video of the killer raises questions about his activities prior to the Portapique shooting and RCMP transparency around the case