A story of racial profiling by the RCMP spread by the media reeked of falsehoods right from the start but the one ran by the CBC looks like an outright lie.
In her story, CBC’s Bridget Yard used this quote as proof of the claim by Louizandre Dauphin that he was pulled over by the police only because he was black:
A Bathurst man says he was pulled over and questioned by RCMP while driving home from Stonehaven wharf, and was told it was because police received several calls regarding a “suspicious black man” in a white car parked at the wharf. (see here)
No where does Yard mention who the quote was attributed and in another story run by the Canadian Press, the RCMP are calling the idea of Dauphin being profiled untrue and says race was never mentioned:
The RCMP offered a slightly differing version of events Monday. Const. Derek Black said they received a call about a suspicious vehicle on the wharf last Thursday and there was no mention of the occupant’s ethnicity or race. He says an officer stopped the vehicle and deemed the report to be unfounded.
And Dauphin himself even admits race was never brought up:
The Ontario native said race was never mentioned in the exchange with the officer. (see here)
So, where did Yard get this quote from?
I’ve repeatedly asked her on Twitter and will update if she responds.