Answer to Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis’ question to his Deputy Ministers: “What legal authority do the police rely upon to forcibly enter private property in the flood stricken area?” Alberta Crown Counsel Paper: ‘’The Local State of Emergency-Mandatory Evacuation Order Police Officer Authorities’’ – Withheld by both Alberta Justice and the RCMP.
United Nations response dated October 11, 2018 – Reasons 1 and 6 given for Ruling:
- Your communication does not address consistent patterns of gross and reliably attested violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- Domestic judicial/administrative remedies do not appear to have been exhausted, and it has not been substantiated that the application of domestic remedies would be unreasonably prolonged or that remedies would be otherwise ineffective.
‘LEGAL AUTHORITIES PAPER’ USED IN HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES? FOUR YEARS OF RCMP STONEWALLING – August 19, 2014 Crown Counsel paper requested . May 13, 2015 Request denied. April 12, 2017 Request denied. October 18, 2018 Request denied. By Dennis R. Young – October 19, 2018
EXCERPT: “We use as little force as is necessary to gain entry and once the residences are checked, we secure them again when we leave.” June 25, 2013 e-mail from RCMP Asst. Commissioner Marianne Ryan to Alberta Deputy Solicitor General Bill Sweeney – PDF Page 193 https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/04/13/rcmp-door-kicking-spree-high-river-cost-taxpayers-2-45-million/
The ‘Occurrence Details’ reports provided were completely useless for informing the public about the extent or amount of the damages caused by the RCMP door-kicking spree in High River. Complete trust in the RCMP to protect homes and private property when responding to declared emergencies cannot be restored until and unless the whole truth is made public about what happened in High River in 2013. Complaint to Information Commissioner – June 29, 2018
RCMP Commissioner Lucki’s May 10, 2018 response to my letter outlining a six-point plan to rebuild trust in the RCMP and the government among High River residents. Just like the media, the new RCMP Commissioner is ignoring four NFA polls of High River residents indicating trust in the RCMP is broken https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FOUR-POLLS-OF-HIGH-RIVER-RESIDENTS-Updated-Sept-30-2017-1.pdf
RE: ALBERTA JUSTICE WITHHOLDING OF HIGH RIVER ‘LEGAL AUTHORITIES PAPER’ – Letter from Jill Clayton Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner dated April 19, 2018. SUMMARY OF ISSUES/CONCERNS FOR INQUIRY: “The record Alberta Justice says they can’t find in response to FOIP File: 2015-G-0268 was withheld from me in response to Justice FOIP File: 2017-G-0580.”
“Records showing the total number of claims by High River residents and businesses and the final cost to taxpayers for paying and processing the damage claims caused by the RCMP forced entries and searches.” Municipal Affairs FOIP response April 3, 2018: Claims Paid Out = 1,580 Total Amount Paid = $2,455,815.04 Largest Single Claim = $63,001.06
RCMP EXCEL SPREADSHEET WITH 2,210 HIGH RIVER DAMAGE CLAIMS TOTALING MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION: 50 Damage Claims Over $5,000 Largest Single Claim = $201,870.57 https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RCMP-High-River-Forced-Entry-Damage-Claims-A-2014-08266-Nov-4-2015.xlsx
VIDEO: JASON KENNEY ON HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES, PROPERTY RIGHTS & GUNS – “Outrageous violation of property rights and personal privacy,” Jason Kenney, October 2017 – Despite several follow-up requests since Jason was elected leader of the United Conservative Party and his by-election victory in Calgary Lougheed, I’m still waiting to be invited to the meeting Jason promised. NOTE: I would like to especially thank Todd Brown, Executive Director, Firearms Institute for Rational Education for asking Jason this important question and for providing the video with Jason’s response.