Brenda Lucki, a member of the national police force for 31 years, will take over as RCMP Commissioner in April as appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Having used the RCMP as an example of a Dictatorial Culture in my books, written a number of blogs on them, and interviewed a number of former and current employees, both prior to and subsequently after this appointment. Lucki’s predecessor, Bob Paulson, had made similar promises to overhaul the department, especially in terms of how harassment and mental health issues are handled, at the time of his appointment in 2011.
I am not at all optimistic Lucki will have any more success than her other many predecessors. For her to be successful, two things have to happen. First of all, a new model of governance must be instituted; and secondly, a culling of ‘the old boy’s’ club is long overdue.
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