Second RCMP staffer comes forward with claims of interference
Commissioner Brenda Lucki was letting political pressure influence her direction of the investigation into the 2020 mass killings in Nova Scotia according to a second RCMP staffer that has come forward.
Lia Scanlan, former communications director for the Nova Scotia RCMP confirmed in a email dated April 14, 2021, Commissioner Brenda Lucki attempted to interfere in the RCMP’s Nova Scotia mass shooting investigation and use it as a platform to advance Trudeau’s gun control agenda.
Scanlan told Brenda Lucki in an email that her conduct during a meeting with Nova Scotia RCMP representatives was “appalling, unprofessional and extremely belittling.”
Scanlan singled out Lucki for acting in support of the federal government’s gun control plans on the basis of political motives outlined by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.
The Mass Casualty Commission, which is looking into the tragedy, made the email public.
Lucki apologized for her conduct in the meeting in a statement last week, but she insists that she did not improperly try to sway the probe.
“I remember a feeling of disgust as I realized this was the catalyst for the conversation,” wrote Scanlan.
“I could not believe what you, the leader of our organization, was saying and I was embarrassed to be privy to what was unfolding. It was appalling, unprofessional and extremely belittling.”
Commissioner Lucki demanded the details of the firearms used in the massacre in a conference call on April 28, 2022, just a week before prime minister Trudeau unveiled broad gun restrictions on May 4, 2020
The RCMP didn’t release any details about the firearms used during the attacks to not compromise the investigation in to the origin of the weapons.
When the Mass Casualty Commission released handwritten meeting notes from Nova Scotia RCMP superintendent Darren Campbell, the allegations of corruption between the PMO and Lucki was revealed.
Justin Trudeau, and Bill Blair denied any wrongdoing while no Liberals have taken any responsibility.
“I gave no direction as to what information they should communicate. Those are operational decisions of the RCMP, and I respect that and I have respected that,” said minister Blair in question period.
Conservative Party Candice Bergen, leader in the interim said that she was disgusted by the allegations.