RCMP Sentenced in Labour Code Trial

Moncton – January 26, 2018 – Today in New Brunswick Provincial Court, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), was sentenced to pay a total of $550,000, including a fine of $100,000, for committing an offence contrary to s. 124 of the Canada Labour Code.

The $450,000 in donations includes $300,000 for scholarships at the University of Moncton, $60,000 towards an educational trust fund, $75,000 to The Threads of Life, which supports families after workplace tragedy, and $15,000 to the Valour Place Society, which supports injured soldiers, RCMP, veterans, and their families.

The RCMP was found guilty on September 29, 2017, of failing to ensure the health and safety of its officers by not providing its members with appropriate use of force equipment and related user training when responding to an active threat or active shooter event.

The charges were laid in 2015 following an investigation into a shooting where three officers were killed and two others wounded while responding to an active shooter situation.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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