Red flags went off immediately when I read this Canadian Press story that turned the RCMP gun seizures in High River into a Stephen Harper hit-piece using a Carleton professor as the source:
Darryl Davies, a Carleton University criminology professor, considered the condemnation from the Prime Minister’s Office to be highly inappropriate.
“It’s completely and utterly inappropriate for the PMO to issue operational instructions to the RCMP,” Davies said Sunday.
Have we arrived at a point in Canada where the PMO can interfere in criminal investigations as well?”
Davies said he thought it must be embarrassing for the RCMP to be admonished by the PMO in the media, and that it undermines the force’s credibility and impartiality. (see here)
Media Party members keep a list of go-to professors and Lefty activists handy when they are looking for an anti-Conservative/Harper quote so I decided to look into who Davies was and look what I found:
Carleton University’s Darryl Davies, who also worked as a researcher for former Liberal government justice minister Allan Rock in the mid-1990s, says a more systematic approach is needed to help police prepare situations he says have been exacerbated by the Conservative government’s scrapping last year of the controversial firearms registry. (see here)
Now to find out who the CP reporter is and ask if he/she knew that Davies worked for the Liberal minister in charge of creating the Gun Registry?