Wednesday, April 6, 2011

RCMP Boss OK'd ex-PM aide Security Clearance (Cartoon of the Day)


  1. A senior Mountie commander told the federal government that RCMP Commissioner William Elliott “disrupted” the federal government’s billion-dollar security operation for the G8 and G20 summits – simply by showing up for the events.

    “Despite being advised not to attend the summit command centres on June 25, 2010, the commissioner chose to attend, and in doing so, completely disrupted operations,” Mike McDonell, then an RCMP assistant commissioner, wrote in a letter to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

  2. Liberal MP Scott Brison told a news conference on Wednesday the entire problem within the RCMP lays at the feet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

    Brison says Elliott should never have been named as commissioner of the RCMP, that it was wrong to appoint a civilian as the country's top cop.

    "It was Mr. Harper's decision to appoint Mr. Elliott," Brison said.

    "He should be accountable for the chaos caused by that appointment."