It’s 1999 again and we are piggy-in-the-middle

“Lawbreaking force needs civilian overseer”

So read the headline in The Gazette on Friday, 29 January 1999.

Any similarity between Quebec’s Poitras Inquiry and the current outrage over Canada’s RCMP is purely coincidental. Apart from,

– a rogue paramilitary force
– charges of corruption and incompetence
– autocratic leadership
– the call for independent oversite.

the two stories have nothing in common.

ps: Quebec never got the oversite thingy to stick, wanna bet the RCMP gets the same sweet deal?


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