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Environmental, rights groups welcome court win over RCMP delay in approving watchdog report

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association took the RCMP & attorney general to federal court over the delays

👤 Srimathi Sridharan14 Jan 2022 1:39 PM GMT
Environmental, rights groups welcome court win over RCMP delay in approving watchdog report
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British Columbia: British Columbia rights lawyers and environmentalists are welcoming a federal court ruling that said the RCMP commissioner was in "violation of her obligation" to respond quickly to watchdog investigations, after a report into the monitoring of pipeline opponents awaited approval for 3½ years.

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association took the RCMP and attorney general to federal court over the delays in late 2020.

On Tuesday, Associate Chief Justice Jocelyne Gagné ruled that the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association had provided significant evidence on the years of systemic delays with the RCMP complaints process, and awarded the organization $30,000.