RCMP REPORT: FIREARMS SEIZED ‘CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS’ BY PROVINCE, 2017-2019
RCMP Response to Access to Information Act request dated August 16, 2019 – Received by Dennis R. Young August 22, 2019
NOTE: Also see attached: RCMP Firearms Seized ‘Criminal Investigations’ by Province 2015-2017
RE: Waiving Solicitor-Client Privilege on High River Forced Entries Records Being Withheld By Dennis R. Young – August 20, 2019
EXCERPT: “You can start to repair this broken trust by making public the hundreds and hundreds of pages of records on the High River Forced Entries and rights violations withheld by your government using the solicitor-client privilege exemption.”
EXCERPT: In response to questions from the Globe, Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario Dwight Peer explained that police reporting policies around firearms-licence holders vary from force to force. But if a licence holder is reported to have sexually assaulted someone, he said that should, when coded correctly, trigger a notification to the CFO. The CFO can also receive calls from family, friends, neighbours or physicians who have concerns about a firearms-licence holder, he said. These concerns are then followed-up on a case-by-case basis. He declined to comment on whether they were notified in this case—or whether any review is being done.
Municipal Affairs FOIP Response – Missing Information Complaint by Dennis R. Young – August 5, 2019
EXCERPT #1: “In addressing the following part of your scope: “whether or not the corrective action restored trust in the RCMP among the High River residents who suffered the consequences of those mistakes”, the ministry did not locate any responsive records in their custody and/or control as the ministry would not undertake an assessment of the relationship between the RCMP and residents of High River. The actions taken by the RCMP in High River during the flood response and any resulting corrective actions that the RCMP may have taken in response to those actions would be under their jurisdiction and records relating to this matter should be requested from the RCMP.”
EXCERPT #1: Below is the link to the response I received from the Commissioner of the RCMP stating the Force is not interested in taking the steps necessary to rebuild trust in the RCMP among High River residents.
ALBERTA INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S HIGH RIVER INQUIRY CASE #004838
On June 25, 2013 Justice Minister Jonathan Denis asked: “What legal authority do the police rely upon to forcibly enter private property in the flood-stricken area?” The answer is in a Crown paper that has been declared privileged information by The Office of the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. Initial Submission to the Inquiry by Dennis R. Young – July 31, 2019
EXCERPT: This week Police Association president Chris Cahill claimed Canadian “police officers” check registers (a gun registry remains for restricted weapons) about 11,000 times a day. “That gives you an idea of how useful it can be,” he reportedly said. In reality, police computer systems trigger automatic registry searches thousands of times daily, usually in relation to routine policing like traffic stops. In 2006, Canada’s then auditor general Sheila Fraser called such hits “an activity indicator [rather] than an indicator of effectiveness.” Column by Kate MacNamara www.stuff.co.nz July 25, 2019 READ THE REST: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/114472787/plan-to-tighter-gun-laws-to-cost-up-to-53m-over-10-years–stuart-nash-says
MP GARRY BREITKREUZ FIREARMS FACTS UPDATE MAY 31, 2006
AUDITOR GENERAL: 5,000 HITS A DAY AN INDICATOR OF ACTIVITY – NOT EFFECTIVENESS
RCMP Access to Information Act File: A-2018-02026 dated January 2019
49-Page Response to Informal Request received by Dennis R. Young July 19, 2019