Brenda Lucki’s retirement will change the person in charge of the RCMP. But the organization’s deeper structural problems cannot be fixed with a change at the top.
The status quo in terms of Canada’s protection of public officials is untenable and poses a serious risk to the country’s national security.
Sexual violence by police is more common than many might think. Failing to fully investigate can have a chilling effect on what is already the most underreported violent crime in Canada.
Discussions of political interference are largely misdirected because they distract from the necessary and warranted criticisms of the RCMP’s mishandling of the mass shooting.
Allegations of political interference once again confirms the national RCMP culture, structure and systems of organization are long overdue for a divorce from Ottawa political masters.
Years of research show that Indigenous, Black and racialized people experience over-policing but also, under-policing, as was the case with the RCMP investigation into Colten Boushie’s death in 2016.
Simply including more women at organizations without addressing underlying power structures and practices does little good. Representation isn’t synonymous with change.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.
Amid the angst over a surge in gun sales in both the United States and Canada during the pandemic, few have noted the three key differences between the two countries.
The fact that so many Canadian pension funds are tied to oil and gas companies is a deeply structural form of racialized oppression and a denial of Indigenous rights.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Internal documents reveal how police and government respond to protests or labour disputes that are framed as threats to national security, and how heavily corporations are involved.
New national data, on campuses and elsewhere, can help shift our shared narratives about the root causes of gender-based violence.
Canada wants to expand a Canada-U.S. pact to make it tougher for asylum-seekers from the U.S. to come to Canada. The question is: What will Canada have to give the United States to get them to agree?
It’s time to engage with Indigenous people through the governance systems built prior to European settlement.
The police investigation in the Raymond Cormier case relied on a controversial undercover technique known as Mr. Big, a method prohibited in the U.S., U.K and Germany.