Strain Of Coping With Canada’s Mosaic Of Diversity Hampering Work On Other Criminal Files: Senior Mountie

OTTAWA – A senior Mountie says shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counter-terrorism has hurt the national police force’s efforts to fight organized crime.

Mike Cabana, deputy RCMP commissioner for federal policing, tells the Senate national security committee the force needs to find a long-term solution to the resource problem.

Concerns about the threat of homegrown extremism have prompted the RCMP to move more than 600 officers to the terrorism file from organized crime and other areas.