The BCCLA will be visiting several northern communities to present the findings of their Small Town Justice report on the RCMP. The report was compiled last summer and included information about what communities most appreciated and were most concerned about in relation to the national force.
“The BCCLA is pleased to be returning to the north to share our findings from our first go around and to get updates on what has happened since,” said Robert Holmes, Q.C., President of the BCCLA. “Many of the stories we heard were very concerning, and we’re looking to the RCMP to ensure they didn’t just take the positive feedback and ignore the negative.”
The BCCLA report was initially dismissed by the RCMP, who refused to look into the allegations made in the report. The RCMP then announced that they would investigate the concerns; however, the BCCLA has not been contacted by the RCMP in relation to any of the incidents described in the report. The RCMP has advised they will be providing the BCCLA with information in advance of the visit north with updates on their progress in areas of concern.
Terrace – Terrace Public Library, 4610 Park Avenue, Saturday July 16, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Smithers – Northwest Community College, Room 109, 3966 2nd Ave, Monday, July 18 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Fort St. James – Chief Kwah Hall, 284 Kwah Road, Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Prince George – PG Public Library, 887 Dominion St., Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Robert Holmes, Q.C., President, (604) 838-6856
David Eby, Executive Director, (604) 630-9753