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N.S. mass shooting inquiry: RCMP and police

March 4, 2022  By The Canadian Press

Mar. 4, 2022, Halifax, N.S. – The RCMP and a police union are resisting calls to have officers who responded to the worst mass shooting in Canadian history to be compelled to testify at a public inquiry.

The National Police Federation argued yesterday that all the 18 officers who responded to the killings that left 22 people dead in April 2020 run the risk of being re-traumatized.

A lawyer for the Attorney General of Canada, which represents the RCMP, says the families’ lawyers must realize the public inquiry is attempting a “brave new world.”

However, lawyers representing the family say they need Mounties on the stand to clarify details of how they responded during the shootings.


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