ALBERTA CIVIL LIBERTIES RESPONSE: HIGH RIVER FORCED ENTRIES – ACLRC Response to my Question: Can you think of an avenue I haven’t pursued to get these records available to the residents of High River, the public and the media? Student-at-Law – Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – January 25, 2018
MY REPLY JANUARY 25, 2018: Thanks Lisa: I was hoping for some help trying to get around the governments use of solicitor-client privilege to withhold everything related to my request. In the case of the Alberta Crown counsel legal authorities paper we now believe is entitled: ‘’The Local State of Emergency-Mandatory Evacuation Order Police Officer Authorities’’ written by Peter Mackenzie. Who exactly was the client?
The paper was requested by RCMP Asst. Commissioner Marianne Ryan as a result of an e-mail exchange with Alberta Asst. Deputy Solicitor General Bill Sweeney who was asking for the legal authorities for the RCMP High River door-kicking spree (that caused $2.3 million in damages to 2,210 residences). Sweeney was asking on behalf of his Deputy Minister and the Justice Minister Jonathan Denis. Who is going to be damaged by releasing this document four years after the flood? What good can it do to keep this paper secret? It sure won’t help rebuild trust in the RCMP in High River. Having filed nearly 800 Access to Information Act requests and 20 FOIP requests I know how the system works. I need help getting the records I need for my research. I was hoping the ACLRC would be able to help with the research. I’m all on my own here.
Thanks again, Dennis
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!
CONFIRMED BREACHES OF CPIC: AN AVERAGE OF 32 TIMES A YEAR BETWEEN 1995-2010. May 14, 2017: Access to Information Request sent to RCMP for updated CPIC statistics. September 8, 2017: Delay Complaint Filed with the Office of the Information Commissioner.
IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR GOVERNMENT FIREARMS INFORMATION HAS BEEN BREACHED: I would ask any gun owner to share their stories with me if you have filed a stolen gun complaint with the RCMP, your local police, your Member of Parliament describing your concerns about criminals having access to your government firearms information. I don’t need a copy of your report only that you made one, the date you made the report and to whom you made the report. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My ATIP REQUEST JULY 18, 2017: What effect did banning of these 581,632 firearms had on reducing violent crime, reducing the number of criminal offences committed with firearms and, generally, what effect these firearms prohibitions have had improving public safety and police safety in Canada? RCMP RESPONSE DECEMBER 5, 2017: “Unfortunately, we were unable to locate records which respond to your request.”
TIME FOR THE AUDITOR GENERAL TO DO A VALUE-FOR-MONEY AUDIT!
Chief Firearms Officers demand for a range membership can be used as a tool for gun confiscation. By Todd Brown, Executive Director, Firearms Institute for Rational Education – If you wish to get a full copy of the CFO Confirmation of Purpose letter, make a request at: http://www.firearmsinstitute.ca/contact.html
B.C. MINISTER ASKED TO PRODUCE STATISTICS PROVING MOST CRIME GUNS ARE ‘DOMESTICALLY SOURCED’ – Freedom of Information Request sent to the office of B.C. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth – By Dennis R. Young – December 7, 2017
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