On Kash Heed and the RCMP contract

Two useful editorials in the Times Colonist today.

Heed’s tainted election

“Liberal MLA Kash Heed is trying to escape the consequences of illegal campaign actions by pleading ignorance. It is a defence that cannot be allowed to stand, as it undermines the basic principles of fairness and democracy.”

Read more here.

Changes needed in RCMP deal

“Citizens have a right to demand two things from police – accountability and a commitment to learn from mistakes and address problems. The RCMP has, so far, failed to meet the required standard.

The force’s official response to its handling of the Robert Pickton case is disturbing. It raises serious doubts about the RCMP’s willingness to change.”

That editorial is here.

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