Editors Note: According to the RCMP, the force is not moving to Montréal but using members for its ERT from Yellowknife, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montréal for the past three years.
APTN National News
An MLA in Nunavut has been asking a lot of questions about why the RCMP has moved its emergency response team 2,000 km from Iqaluit to Montréal to the south.
“We should have a discussion as to what the hell is going on,” said MLA Paul Okalik. “This is a very bad sign of a bureaucratic government, and that’s not what Nunavut was meant to be.”
The move comes as the Nunavt RCMP dealt with a busy week including a hostage taking.
The RCMP blames a lack of qualified Mounties as the problem.
APTN contacted the RCMP to comment on the issues but calls were not returned.