The RCMP must be held accountable for mistakes the police force made in April 2020 when it failed to stop a gunman in Nova Scotia from killing 22 people during a 13-hour rampage, an inquiry into the massacre heard Tuesday.
Lawyers representing most of the victims presented their final oral submissions to the commission of inquiry, which started public hearings in February and is expected to submit a final report with recommendations to improve public safety by March 31.
“Now is not the time to shy away from assigning accountability for the fear that it might have the appearance of blame,” said Sandra McCulloch, whose firm represents the majority of the victims’ families. “Our clients deserve a frank and honest assessment of what went wrong.”…
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