Gary Mason of The Globe and Mail adds his voice in New RCMP watchdog is toothless:
Mr. McPhail’s new job as chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP is one of the most cynical and discouraging appointments this government has made in the past four years. The only qualification that the man seems to have for the job is the past work that he has done for the Conservative Party.
. . . I’m sure the Mounties can’t believe their luck. Looks like they finally got their man.
In January 2010, I emailed my MP, Conservative Andrew Saxton, asking, “Are you happy with the progress in reordering the RCMP and its oversight?” I expect a response, if I get one, sometime in 2011.
One person left a comment at the Globe and Mail. It’s too good to let pass:
Given the numbers who die while in RCMP custody, having an RCMP watchdog who specializes in wills and estates seems entirely appropriate.
Also read: Slow down, you move too fast, NOT !