RCMP search OPP union office in Barrie as part of criminal investigation

The RCMP has executed a search warrant at the head office of the OPP Association in Barrie as part of a criminal investigation.

In a statement, the OPPA says RCMP officer executed the search warrants on Friday and obtained items from the head office, along with the offices of OPPA president Jim Christie, vice president Martin Bain and chief administrative officer Karl Walsh.

The association says they are cooperating with the RCMP investigation. Both Christie and Bain have taken voluntary leaves of absence, while Walsh has been placed on administrative leave by the OPPA board of directors.

  • Ghost of Ed

    Yeah. I remember that outfit. The guys who told us to vote for Wynne and her cronies.

    • Oh them!

      • BillyHW

        No morals. They’re just in it for the money.

  • David Murrell

    Note that , according to Elections Ontario records, that the OPP has been donating roughly $7,000-$12,000 a year to the corrupt Kathleen Wynne Liberal party, as a kickback for the generous annual pay raises going to the police officers. Also note that unions do not have to publish their income/expenditure, and asset/debt, balance sheets on line — so their finances are outside of outside of neutral third-party scrutiny. Reformers have been stymied by the federal opposition, and our liberal media, to bring in needed accountability measures.

    • That needs to be rectified.

      • andycanuck

        Rectum? We should kill them. Or something like that.

      • Justin St.Denis

        The Harper government passed legislation that did rectify this situation. The legislation was KILLED by senators angry at being recently outed for exorbitant expense accounts and other financial shenanigans. So much for integrity in the Senate, which should be wiped off the face of the Canadian political map.

  • Stronger Than Dirt

    Why did they have to bring in the Mounties ? Couldn’t find anyone to investigate and serve warrants ?

    • I’m surprised the RCMP would do it.

      • Stronger Than Dirt

        Obviously pulled in by someone with some reall power … Kathleen …is that you ? …(just farted, laughing so hard)

      • Stronger Than Dirt

        One of their members was arrested in Barrie a few weeks ago … child porn.

  • WalterBannon

    wynne’s crooked opp

  • Ron MacDonald

    OPP union leadership stepped aside for the investigation, Wynne should also step aside while the Liberals are being investigated for possible criminal wrongdoing(s).

    • Clink9

      That would require a politician being a good example for the young people of this province. When was the last time we something like that.
      Never in my lifetime.

  • Canadian

    Did they grab any guns?