Tories seek investigation into alleged political interference in Nova Scotia’s mass shootings


The Conservative Party is seeking an investigation into allegations that the Liberal government has blocked the investigation of mass shootings in Nova Scotia and promoted the gun control agenda.

“Does the government today promise to conduct a complete, open and transparent investigation to reach the root of this?” Asked Interim Party Leader Candice Bergen during the June 22nd question period.

Bergen said her party believed in RCMP director Darren Campbell. His memo was released this week, saying RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki pressured him to reveal the type of firearms used in the shooting.

At that time, liberals were trying to announce a ban on hundreds of firearms.Assault style“weapon.

Bergen also added that her party “believes that the commissioner may have been pressured by the PMO.” [Prime Minister’s Office] And the office of the Minister of Public Security. These liberals, as seen at SNC-Lavalin, have patterns that interfere with the investigation to advance their political agenda. “

In response to Bergen, Minister of Public Security Bill Blair, who was the Minister of Public Security at the time of the shooting, denied any interference at the request of the government.

“Independence of law enforcement is an important principle of our democracy, which our government has deeply respected and always advocated. The government has put pressure on RCMP operational decisions. It didn’t interfere or interfere, “he said.

Prime Minister Blair pointed out a lucky statement on the allegations issued on June 21, stating that it was “truth.”

“I never made any actions or decisions that could endanger the investigation. I did not interfere with the ongoing investigation into the largest shootings in Canada’s history,” Lucki said. .. I have written..

The controversy began earlier this week when the Mass Casualty Commission investigating the April 2020 shootings in Nova Scotia, which claimed the lives of 22 people, announced. Document “RCMP and government public relations after a large number of casualties.”

Contains Supt notes. Campbell elaborated on concerns that releasing information about the types of firearms used at the event could “endanger” investigations being conducted by RCMP and US law enforcement agencies.

Campbell wrote that Lucky had “promised” to the Minister of Public Security and the PMO that the RCMP would release the information.

When Campbell tried to defend his decision not to disclose information, Lucky said Nova Scotia RCMP “this led to a pending gun control law that makes officers and the public safer by or through this law. I didn’t understand what I was doing. “

Conservatives today called for an emergency meeting of the Public Safety Commission to address this issue. There we discuss who members of the committee are invited to testify.

Noe Chartier


Noé Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret