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Last person that kept detailed records on the Liberals, proving they were lying was Jody Wilson-Raybould and it absolutely killed her political career.I'm not convinced holding the higher ground, having the notes to back your position or being on the side of the angels is a shield against the long knives. With the PM, a Minister and the Commissioner publicly embarrassed, as Russel Peters says, 'somebody's gonna get a hurt'.
People not directly involved in operations, including senior command like the Commissioner, should know enough that they should not have granular information of an ongoing operation, and should be competent enough to defend or explain that to civilian oversight.
Another question I have at this point is why is the PMs office getting so involved in a criminal investigation as it is ongoing. This is having a lot of shades of the SNC-Lavalin affair where the PMs office attempted to interfere in the judicial system. I think we are learning a leopard doesn't change its spots, and that the PM is lucky the RCMP answer to him as he should have been charged with Fraud at least once (Aga Khan incident).There is a divorced expectation when it comes to chiefs of police- the chief doesn’t know tactics etc. he relies on advice- part of the issue is chiefs presenting themselves as knowing mouths from assholes when they don’t- and the public thinking that a chief or a commissioner is in that spot because they were the “best” at each rank prior,
Police executives are administrators- and should manage and lead police. When asked for their opinion from politicians they should be Finding experts to help them put together their opinion. Set expectations and a mission and seek results.
In this case the allegation is the commissioner wanted the details, in a certain way, so she could help the government with their legislation to keep Canadians safe.
There are several issues in that. Canadians should be free firstly, and kept safe from things and people that would take that liberty. The commissioner should be most concerned with appearing to be an honest and fair person. Not willing to compromise the truth to make people “safe”.
If we need to make a story richer to help a law along- we didn’t need the law. Otherwise it would be evident on its own.
Anyhoo. It’s an allegation. But the wording of the notes raise my eyebrow because it’s formed in a way that is plausible.