Posted by: Ian Bruk | July 31, 2006

The RCMP’s “culture of secrecy”

Also from the Globe and Mail an article by Katherine Harding and Dawn Walton. A couple of quotes that could apply to politics as well.

Prof. Pitt, the former Mountie turned criminologist, said it’s important that the RCMP “evolve itself into the 21st century where the media and people aren’t enemies” and take a more up-to-date approach to public disclosure.

And

“the public has a vested interest in knowing all the facts and contributing to change that might have a positive impact,” the ex-Mountie said. “The current practice of allowing the RCMP to investigate themselves in these cases and no significant formal inquiries on a timely basis needs to cease. It is just not good enough.”

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