RCMP unit disbanded

Year Published:  1989  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3675

Abstract:  The special federal inquiries section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which has brought several Conservative MPs to trial during the past three years, has been disbanded. The investigators in the unit have been transferred to other branches of the RCMP. The RCMP's senior officer in charge of the division, Rodney Stamler, has taken early retirement. Former Liberal solicitor-general Robert Kaplan has charged that the government deliberately interfered to have the unit disbanded in order to diminish the effectiveness of the special federal inquires section. The government and the RCMP have declined comment.
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