RCMP trial

June 16, 2017

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson testified at the force’s Labour Code trial yesterday…and was likely the last witness.

Paulson said arming Mounties with high-powered carbine rifles raised concerns for him that it would be perceived by the public as militarization of the force and it needed to be done carefully. Paulson said he worried the weapons could create tension between the public and officers.

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