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Home breaks in summer in question of interference with Nova Scotia's shooting investigation


House of Commonshas been postponed due to Thursday's summer vacation, but the Free Government andRCMPwill continue to be scrutinized over the next few weeks. It is said that. Interference with police investigations into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shootings.

Conservative Partywill meet with the House Public Safety Commission by July 25, hoping to get some answers during the recess. I requested.

According to a copy shared with Global News, RCMP's Darren Campbell and former communications director Lia Scanlan are on the witness list for the conference. Both claim thatBill Blair, the Minister of Public Security at the time of the shooting, andJustin TrudeauPrime Minister and his staff were involved in the public communications decision in the days following the slaughter. ..

Read more: Trudeau states that there is no political interference in Nova Scotia's shooting investigation:'absolutely not'

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The Commission also summoned Blair, Lucki, and his agents to testify and witness Lucki. Two other senior RCMP officials, who may be, have promised Blair and the Prime Minister's Office. That information about the shooter's firearms will be made public.

The report of the hearing on the massacre on Tuesday included a handwritten note taken by Campbell at a meeting held by senior RCMP officials 10 days after the shooting. During the meeting, Lucky told attendees that disclosing information was "linked to pending gun control legislation," according to Campbell's memo.

Conservative Rep. Raquel Dancho investigates what she called a "shocking revelation" from a survey investigating the tragedy that killed 22 people and the police and political response. I requested the summer meeting.

Trudeau denies that his government interfered with the Nova Scotia shooting investigation. The Mass Casualty Commission is under consideration and should be investigated by Congress.

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All parties to the committee supported calling witnesses, but when to hold the meeting 2 There was no consensus for nearly an hour.

Dancho said the motion to ask officials at the Prime Minister's Office who knew the talks with the RCMP to testify at the meeting was thwarted by Liberal Party members and abstained from NDP and Bloc Québécois members. ..

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Blair, Lucki and Trudeau all state that there was no interference in the investigation. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Blair suggested that Campbell "reached his own conclusions" about what Lucky said during the meeting.

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In response to Global News by email, Campbell and Scanlan refused to comment further on this issue, including a denial by Blair et al. Campbell said he was still waiting to testify about the investigation.

However, Scanlan said that "further information and testimony" published by the Mass Casualty Commission "may provide additional context."

Former RCMP Communications Director Scanlan told investigators during a media briefing that Blair and Trudeau were "considering what we can and cannot say." Her comments were included in Tuesday's report. This report focused on how to handle public communication the day after the shooting.

During both Wednesday and Thursday questions, Blair repeatedly denied cheating and noted the Liberal Party's promise to enact stricter laws on guns long before the tragedy.

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"The malicious killing of 22 Canadians using firearms keeps Canadians safe and keeps their promises We have deepened our determination to do so, "he said.

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Conservatives are RCMP, liberals are N.S. Mr. Trudeau, who told the group, said the government "did not overwhelm or put pressure on the RCMP in Nova Scotia." He also said he trusted Lucky, but when asked if her comments at the April 28, 2020 meeting were appropriate, he pointed out Lucky's own written statement.

In that statement issued Tuesday night, Lucky said he did not interfere with the investigation, but could have better handled the meeting on the flow of information coming out of the investigation. ..

"It was a tense debate, and I regret the way I approached the meeting and the impact it had on attendees," she said. "My need for information should have been better weighed against the seriousness of the situation they were experiencing."

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Lucky is asked to expand her remarks on the Public Safety Commission. There is also an Assistant Commissioner on the witness list. Chris Leather, commander of a serious incident on the weekend of shooting. Deputy Commissioner Lee Bergman, commander of Nova Scotia. Sharon Tessier, Senior Communication Manager, RCMP Headquarters in Ottawa.

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More than two weeks after the shootings in Nova Scotia, which Trudeau and Blair didn't announce much, the government now has 1,500 manufacturers and models of "assault-type" firearms, including models owned by shooters. Will be banned.

Thursday's answering machine ended with a second reading of Bill C-21, which stipulates a ban on further gun control efforts such as the "freeze" of national pistols and the Locomotive Acts.

The bill is currently being transferred to the Public Safety Commission for review.

House will return from summer vacation on September 19th.

— Using files from Global Amanda Connolly and Canadian Press

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