Royal Canadian Mounted Police

State of Surveillance

The RCMP Has Been Using Surveillance Gear Under an 'Interim' Policy for 6 Years

A new report sheds more light on the use of Stingrays in Canada.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
Canada

Canada’s Police Allowed Journalists to ‘Embed’ to Argue For More Surveillance

Robert Cribb of the Toronto Star and Dave Seglins of the CBC explain how their five-part investigative series into digital policing came to be.
Kate Lunau
11.29.16
News

The RCMP Is Using the Media to ‘Create Moral Panic’ About Encryption

Experts say stage-managed information sharing with journalists is a PR play.
Jordan Pearson
11.15.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Donald Trump takes to Twitter to blame the media for inciting "professional protestors," Bernie Sanders won't rule out another presidential run, Leonard Cohen dies at age 82, and more.
VICE Staff
11.11.16
News

The RCMP Used Police Databases and Social Media to Track Aboriginal Protestors

The RCMP then made their identities known to front-line officers.
Jordan Pearson
11.10.16
Canada

A huge amount of fentanyl is being seized at the Canadian border

Border officials have seizing an unprecedented number of packages containing the deadly synthetic opioid in the last four months, much of it postmarked from China.
Rachel Browne
9.26.16
Canada

Fentanyl is so dangerous that some cops now carry an antidote in case they touch it

Touching or inhaling even a small amount of fentanyl can be fatal, so federal police in Canada are now carrying naloxone in case they come in contact with it.
Rachel Browne
9.14.16
americas

Islamic State supporter killed by Canadian police after suspected suicide attack plot

Various media reported that 23-year-old Aaron Driver was killed inside a home in Strathroy, Ontario. Driver made headlines after he was arrested last summer and subsequently released on a peace bond over fears he would engage in terrorism.
Rachel Browne
8.11.16
Canada

Canada just seized 50 million doses of the elephant tranquilizer that’s killing people

Carfentanil is a synthetic drug typically used to sedate elephants and other large wild animals. The package intercepted at a Vancouver mailing center originated in China and was falsely marked as printer accessories.
Rachel Browne
8.9.16
vancouver

Local Police In Canada Used ‘Stingray' Surveillance Device Without a Warrant

This is bigger than we thought.
Jordan Pearson
8.9.16
News

The RCMP Is Trying to Sneak Facial and Tattoo Recognition Into Canada

The technology poses serious privacy risks.
Jordan Pearson
7.29.16
americas

More Canadian cops than ever are using medical marijuana

Over the last year, the number of active and former members of Canada's national police force, the RCMP, who were reimbursed for their marijuana prescriptions has more than doubled. The number is still small though, from 20 in 2014 to 47.
Rachel Browne
7.13.16
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