RCMP Labour Code trial resumes

The RCMP’s Labour Code trial resumed yesterday with testimony from a senior officer on the system to roll out carbine rifles to front line Mounties across the country.

Crown prosecutor Paul Adams presented an internal memo that flagged potential concerns and questioned Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr hard about it. She worked on the carbine project starting in 2012 and testified it was up to each division how many rifles they wanted, based on threats their region faced, as well as money.

Adams questioned whether 70 carbines for more than 700 Mounties in this province was doing enough to ensure the safety of all members.