THE OFFICE OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER REPORTS THAT THE RCMP HAS 2,840 PAGES OF RECORDS OF LEGAL QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR LEGAL ADVICE SENT TO THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE REGARDING THE FORCE’S ACTIONS IN HIGH RIVER FOLLOWING THE 2013 FLOOD By Dennis R. Young – January 23, 2018
NOTE: It has taken fourteen months to find out how many pages of legal questions and requests for legal advice the RCMP sent to Justice. How many more months will it take before the RCMP releases these rights records to the residents of High River, Parliament and the media?
CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION’S INITIAL RESPONSE TO MY QUESTION REGARDING RCMP HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES & RIGHTS VIOLATIONS – January 17, 2018 – Re: Policing Powers, Use of Force and Police Accountability
Ottawa and Alberta governments are using solicitor-client privilege to hide the truth about RCMP rights violations after 2013 flood in High River – By Dennis R. Young, Canada Free Press – January 4, 2018 – READ THE FULL ARTICLE: http://canadafreepress.com/article/cover-up-of-rights-violations-in-high-river-forced-entries
• Many important questions remain unanswered
• Access to High River rights violation paper denied
• High River rights violations not repeated in Fort McMurray
• What good can come from keeping these records secret?
• Release the records or call a judicial inquiry!
ONCE AGAIN, THE JUSTICE DEPT. HIDES HIGH RIVER RIGHTS VIOLATIONS – Thereby, preventing the rebuilding of trust in the RCMP and the Government in an Emergency – Complaint to Information Commissioner – Justice Dept. ATIP File: A-2016-01882 – Dec 3, 2017
885 PAGES OF HIGH RIVER CHARTER RIGHTS DOCUMENTS WITHHELD – The Justice Department is hiding the truth about rights that every homeowner in Canada has a right to know: Why didn’t the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect High River homeowners from having their doors kicked in and their homes searched, and property seized without warrant? By Dennis R. Young – Nov 25, 2017
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES JUST 117 OF 972 PAGES OF HIGH RIVER CHARTER RIGHTS DOCUMENTS: 669 PAGES WITHHELD CITING ‘SOLICITOR-CLIENT PRIVILEGE’ https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/Custom_Uploads/Justice Dept. ATIP Response – High River Charter Violations – Nov 7, 2017.pdf
COMPLAINT TO THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER OF CANADA RE: MORE ABUSE OF SOLICITOR-CLIENT EXEMPTION – JUSTICE FILE: A-2017-00340 – NOVEMBER 3, 2017
EXCERPT: “We have reviewed the records relevant to your request and determined that all of the information is exempted from release by virtue of sections 19(1) [personal information], and section 23 [solicitor-client privilege information] of the Access to Information Act.”
DOESN’T THE PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE TYPE OF QUESTIONS FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ASKED ABOUT WHICH CHARTER RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED BY THE RCMP DOOR-KICKING SPREE, UNLAWFUL ENTRIES OF AND UNWARRANTED SEARCHES AND SEIZURES FROM HIGH RIVER HOMES IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS FOLLOWING THE 2013 FLOOD?
Access to Information Act – Missing Records Complaint – October 28, 2017
The High River ‘legal authorities’ paper that Alberta Justice claimed they couldn’t find for the last two years in their response to FOIP file 2015-G-0268 was withheld citing solicitor-client privilege in their response to FOIP file 2017-G-0570. What is the government hiding and what public good is being served keeping these secrets from High River residents?
RESPONSE TO MP JOHN BARLOW’S HIGH RIVER QUESTION IN DEFENCE ATIP RESPONSE AT ODDS WITH THE ANSWER THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE TABLED IN PARLIAMENT – Misleading Parliament or Not? It all comes down to whether RCMP request is ‘official’ or ‘informal’ – By Dennis R. Young – October 22, 2017