RCMP Labour Code case adjourned again
Employment and Social Development Canada says RCMP violated the Canada Labour Code in 2014 Moncton shootings
The RCMP was in court on Thursday in connection with charges it violated the Canada Labour Code in relation to the tragic Mountie shootings in Moncton.
However, the case was adjourned again after having been delayed twice previously.
Provincial court Judge Troy Sweet allowed the adjournment, but said, "It's been going on since July."
The RCMP have yet to enter a plea on the charges.
Employment and Social Development Canada, which is responsible for investigating the death of any federal government employee who dies on the job, laid four charges against the national police force in May.
The charges for the alleged labour code violations were recommended by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada after its investigation into the shooting deaths of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two others in 2014.
The federal department alleges the police force was in violation of the Canada Labour Code on four counts.
Failing to provide RCMP members with appropriate use of force equipment and related user training when responding to an active threat or active shooter event.
Failing to provide RCMP members with appropriate information, instruction and/or training to ensure their health and safety when responding to an active threat or active shooter event in an open environment.
Failing to provide RCMP supervisory personnel with appropriate information, instruction and/or training to ensure the health and safety of RCMP members when responding to an active threat or active shooter event in an open environment.
- Failing to ensure the health and safety at work of every person employed by it, namely: RCMP members, was protected.
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