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Brane Inc Welcomes New Advisors Wellington Advocacy and Former Ambassador Bruno Saccomani

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:59am

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Brane Inc., a leading digital asset custodian service, announced today that Wellington Advocacy has joined its Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Brane Inc., a leading digital asset custodian service, announced today that Wellington Advocacy has joined its Advisory Board.
  • Representing Wellington Advocacy is Canada's former Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, RCMP Superintendent (Ret.)
  • "Bruno Saccomani's keen understanding of the law enforcement landscape, together with Wellington Advocacy's network of public officials, will support the growth of Brane Inc.," said Nick Koolsbergen, CEO of Wellington Advocacy.
  • Brane is excited to work with Wellington Advocacy and the former Ambassador to speak to those agencies and offer our digital asset custodial services."

National Police Federation Supports Launch of Nova Scotia Public Inquiry

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:30am

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada's largest mass shooting:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada's largest mass shooting:
    The National Police Federation welcomes yesterday's appointment of Dr. Kim Stanton as the third Commissioner in the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry, and is calling on the federal and provincial governments to begin the process without further delay.
  • As the labour relations representative for the 1,060 front-line Membersof the RCMP in Nova Scotia, the NPF will be applying for intervenor status to engage in the Inquiry.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America, and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.

RCMP officers to begin piloting body-worn cameras in Iqaluit, Nunavut later this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:05pm

After consulting with community members, stakeholders, and federal and territorial government officials, Nunavut RCMP officers in Iqaluit will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras.

Key Points: 
  • After consulting with community members, stakeholders, and federal and territorial government officials, Nunavut RCMP officers in Iqaluit will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras.
  • The Iqaluit deployment will help inform the broader Canada-wide initiative to equip front-line RCMP officers with body-worn cameras.
  • Iqaluit RCMP officers will begin wearing body-worn cameras in the community later this year.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 22, the RCMP in Nunavut will be hosting a community consultation on body-worn cameras.

RCMP's response to the ongoing fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:34pm

I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.

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  • I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.
  • I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.
  • The Nova Scotia RCMP has launched investigations into a number of incidents with two people already charged including the assault against Chief Sack.
  • Investigations are ongoing and I encourage anyone with any information to contact the Nova Scotia RCMP.

Statement from Minister Blair on recent acts of violence in Nova Scotia

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:59pm

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today:
    OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The recent acts of violence in Nova Scotia are unacceptable and I strongly condemn them.
  • The Nova Scotia RCMP have increased their police presence in the affected area each day.
  • More details will be released by the Nova Scotia RCMP and provincial authorities as they become available.
  • I am confident the unacceptable acts of violence will be thoroughly investigated, and the perpetrators will be held to account.

Media Statement: Supreme Court of Canada Decision a Progressive Step for Women RCMP Members

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:32pm

The NPF strongly supports legislation and workplace policies that, in particular, allow women and especially working mothers the same benefits and opportunities as all RCMP Members.

Key Points: 
  • The NPF strongly supports legislation and workplace policies that, in particular, allow women and especially working mothers the same benefits and opportunities as all RCMP Members.
  • The Federal Court of Canada previously dismissed their application, and the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

National Police Federation statement regarding explosive new sworn affidavit re proposed Surrey Police Service

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 8:41pm

SURREY, British Columbia, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President of the National Police Federation (NPF), regarding explosive allegations about the proposed Surrey Police Service made in a sworn affidavit:

Key Points: 
  • SURREY, British Columbia, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President of the National Police Federation (NPF), regarding explosive allegations about the proposed Surrey Police Service made in a sworn affidavit:
    The National Police Federation has been ringing the alarm bell for months about the sham process to hire a Chief Constable in Surrey.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America, and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.
  • Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

Statement by RCMP Chief Human Resources Officer Gail Johnson on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and bearded members

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:08pm

The RCMP is also committed to the health and safety of our members in a working environment that is subject to the Canada Labour Code.

Key Points: 
  • The RCMP is also committed to the health and safety of our members in a working environment that is subject to the Canada Labour Code.
  • We have heard the concerns of our members especially Sikh and Muslim members - regarding the lack of safe facial PPE for members with beards.
  • Together, we will continue the important work of finding longer term solutions that fully accommodate all bearded members.
  • The RCMP values the dedication and commitment that all RCMP members have for our organization.

Media Statement re Speech from the Throne

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:10pm

We agree that all Canadians need and deserve safe, healthy, and vibrant communities to call home: in fact, it is the essential reason why our Members choose to serve.

Key Points: 
  • We agree that all Canadians need and deserve safe, healthy, and vibrant communities to call home: in fact, it is the essential reason why our Members choose to serve.
  • We support the Government's commitment to strengthen measures to control the flow of illegal guns in Canada.
  • Finally, the NPF continues to support the implementation of Body Worn Cameras (BWC's) across the RCMP.
  • Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

National Police Federation Calls for Timely, Independent Nova Scotia Public Inquiry

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:00pm

"From the beginning, we supported the call from the families of the victims and other Canadians for an independent Inquiry," said Sauv.

Key Points: 
  • "From the beginning, we supported the call from the families of the victims and other Canadians for an independent Inquiry," said Sauv.
  • As the labour relations representative for the ~900 front-line Membersof the RCMP in Nova Scotia, the NPF will be applying for intervenor status to engage in the Inquiry.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America, and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.