Wednesday, October 8, 2008

RCMP Caught Red-Handed Dropping off Conservative Election Signs

Are you kidding me or what? RCMP are using their vans to deliver Conservative election signs?!? No wonder they won't tell us if they're investigating the former Foreign Affairs Minister.

Mr. Harper should remove his sitting MP in Desnethe Missinippi Churchill River immediately. But he won't. But it won't matter because David Orchard will win the riding anyway.

Let me ask you though, can a sitting MP use the RCMP to deliver campaign signs? Is that a violation of the Elections Act?

5 comments:

WesternGrit said...

I would guess that there is something illegal about it, but I don't want to get sued by the PM for even thinking it... lol...

This needs to be investigated further...

rww said...

Apparently an individual officer acting on his own was helping out a former RCMP officer now running as a candidate,

Inappropriate but not a national RCMP scandal.

Lizt. said...

The RCMP are not allowed to become political..that is the entire point.

Act Now said...

Too bad they've being caught being overtly political over InSite:


http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=06278eaa-6b43-406e-a0e9-a26b4ab56424

http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/local/article/123386

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2008/10/08/7020616.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20081008.INSITE08//TPStory/National

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081008.winsite1008/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20081008.winsite1008

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5imkxsolFrYqt_CXtLhEsf4btAQsw

http://www.thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Health/2008/10/07/RCMPFundedInsiteCritiques/

http://www.thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Rights-Justice/2008/10/08/MPsMetWithRCMP/

I think it may be time to disband them. Local police serve local interests best.

ottlib said...

rww:

What you say is true but he did it while still in uniform and he used an RCMP vehicle to do it.

All public servants can take part in political activities provided it is on their own time and provided that doing so does not create the APPEARANCE of bias by the government department or agency they work for.

I would say this fellow broke those rules and at the very least the individual officer should be disciplined.