By: Greg Staley
Written On: 2022-10-09
In Canada it would seem that only those that honk in support of the wrong things ever get their feet held to the fire. You see, the RCMP Commissioner was supposed to be investigated by Canada’s National Security and Intelligence Review Agency but the agency decided to “partially suspend” the investigation after giving no clear reasons as to why the investigation had been partially suspended.
The investigation was launched after a complaint was filed by lawyer Ram Joubin for RCMP Commissioner Lucki’s refusal to open a criminal investigation into the downing of flight PS752 by Iran – a flight containing 55 Canadian citizens, 30 permanent residents and 138 people in total with ties to Canada.
The agency known as NSIRA that has been tasked with conducting the investigation is supposed to address “longstanding gaps in Canada’s framework for national security accountability” but these actions from the agency would indicate that they don’t plan on holding the RCMP Commissioner accountable in any way shape or form. To hold these officials to account the agency should conduct the investigation and let the chips fall where they may – regardless of how that may make the RCMP or this government look.
To be blunt, this doesn’t look good. The agency tasked with holding people like RCMP Commissioner Lucki accountable has decided to “partially suspend” their investigation without providing any firm reason as to why. In order to have a strong democracy we must have a strong judicial system and in order to have that we must have accountability for people in positions of power.
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