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Prime Minister Trudeau says changes in RCMP need to happen, but no timeline

By Caitlin Snow Apr 4, 2023 | 12:00 PM

PM Justin Trudeau (Courtesy CPAC)

The Mass Casualty Commission recommended 131 changes to the RCMP in their final report following the 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Shooting.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters changes need to happen in the force but didn’t say to what extent.

“Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities, whether it’s around gun control, whether it’s around community policing, whether it’s around support for mental health challenges in communities…there’s a lot that we need to do,” Trudeau said.

Although he didn’t say when, Trudeau says they are looking carefully at the report and plan to take on the recommendations.  He said there are a lot of concrete suggestions around lines of communications, transforming the culture and making sure people have the tools that are right for the communities they are in.

Trudeau said there is a clear need to do more to ensure people are well served by their police of jurisdictions, whether RCMP or local police.

A gunman, driving a replica RCMP vehicle, killed 22 people during a shooting rampage in April of 2020 in Portapique, N.S.


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