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Pam Palmater | The RCMP, and federal and provincial governments have known about the long-standing and widespread problems of racism, misogyny, homophobia and violence within the RCMP for many decades.
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Christopher J. Schneider | Any further expenditures on police body-worn cameras should cease until the public has clear information on how the cameras will definitively contribute to transparency and accountability.
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Mi'kmaq fishing boats. Image: Courtesy Sipeknekatik
Robin Tress | In the past week we've seen shocking acts of violence and vandalism in Nova Scotia as non-Indigenous fishers continue to oppose Mi'kmaq rights-holders exercising their treaty right to fish.
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RCMP parade in 2011. Image: Kat2Kat2/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The RCMP may be no paragon of liberalism and progressive enforcement, but they're apparently too liberal and progressive for the United Conservative Party.
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Sign at the RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C. Image: Waferboard/Flick
Jeff Shantz | All too often, even minimal details about police killings of civilians are not made public for months. Officers involved in such killings are typically shielded from public scrutiny.
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An RCMP cruiser on the UBC campus in 2014. Image: British Columbia Emergency Photography/Flickr
Jeff Shantz | Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.
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Police at a protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby in 2014. Image: Mark Klotz/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | The oft-repeated mantra of "we are not a racist country" provides comfort to many Canadians that racism and white supremacy are uniquely American problems, but nothing could be further from the truth.
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Brent Patterson | Concerns about police violence, nation-to-nation relationships and the right to free, prior and informed consent increase following arrests.
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Pam Palmater | Scheer's ill-informed comments serve only to cause confusion and apprehension in the public, instead of offering thoughtful solutions that would bring everyone together.
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Anna Bianca Roach | "Don't cry on the shoulder of the man that stole their land," says one activist. Land defenders gather at minister's office after police extend the exclusion zone around the Unist'ot'en checkpoint.
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Activists rally in Etobicoke in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | "Canada is an occupation," says one activist. RCMP surveillance and arrests of Indigenous land defenders and allies continue while resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline intensifies.
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Unisto't'en camp calls for legal observers. Image: Peace Brigades Canada/Twitter
Brent Patterson | Lawyers raise concerns about restricted access to Wet'suwet'en territory hindering the ability to train legal observers to document human rights abuses by the RCMP.