OTTAWA – The RCMP have been told to drop any participation in a “peace” conference scheduled for Thursday night in Ottawa.
The RCMP’s “ethnic liaison office” was promoting the event to members of the national force and one of the participants is a member of the Mounties’ cultural diversity committee. On Wednesday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told the Mounties to have nothing to do with events promoting hatred.
“As soon as I learned about this event I asked the RCMP to explain its involvement. I have asked it to immediately cease any participation,” Toews told the Commons.
“Let me be clear. Canada’s national police force must have no involvement in any event organized by those who promote extremism and hatred.”