B.C. Mountie’s anti-Trudeau web site raises considerations about discriminatory views inside the RCMP

A B.C. Mountie’s anti-Trudeau web site is inflicting waves in a small West Kootenay group and elevating considerations about political bias among the many ranks of the RCMP. 

The Church of Trudeau web site was on-line final November and early December and featured theatrical performances by a person dressed up as a number of characters in what seems to be satirical political commentary about the Prime Minister and what the location known as “left-wing Liberal ideologies.”

CBC Information has confirmed the identification of the person in photographs and movies on the web site as Path, B.C., RCMP officer Brent Lord by way of a supply conversant in the web site and its contents.

The RCMP says it’s conscious of the location and the matter is below overview.

In considered one of 4 movies CBC Information has obtained, Lord performs the position of a personality he calls Father B, and professes to be “the Excessive Prophet of the Church of Trudeau” as he explains what the web site is about, stating, “our faith teaches the significance of socialism, of cancelling everybody that offends anybody, of being woke and extremely emotional.” 

A YouTube channel related to the location that was scrubbed of content material in December as soon as acknowledged, “our objective is to transform sinful conservatives who belong to a fringe minority with unacceptable views into entitled socialist liberals similar to us.” 

A number of the web site’s contents and associated social media accounts, together with Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and Fb are nonetheless publicly out there by way of the Web Archive Wayback Machine and search engines like google and yahoo’ net cache. 

Lord doesn’t point out his job as a Mountie on the web site or within the movies.

CBC Information has reached out to Lord by way of e mail, social media and the telephone quantity listed on the web site, however he has not responded.

Web site pokes enjoyable at LGBTQ+ points, immigration

In a single video, Lord is wearing a number of costumes sarcastically praising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and authorities funding bulletins for a Saskatchewan First Nation group and the LGBTQ+ group.

“$35 million in new mission funded assist geared toward addressing particular limitations to 2SLGBTQ+ equality. Now I am not as sensible as Justin Trudeau so I do not actually perceive what which means, nevertheless it sounds actually good and if Justin Trudeau has carried out it then it actually is sensible and I belief that each one of this cash might be spent appropriately and there might be no scandals. I belief you Justin, I belief,” he says, wearing a fluffy canine hat with canine pyjamas and enormous crimson sun shades.

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In one other video, Lord offers a speech about federal immigration coverage whereas carrying a jester’s hat and claims the objective of the coverage is to herald 1.5 million Liberal voters to Canada. 

Viewers are invited to name into weekly streamed net broadcasts to debate present occasions and donate cash to assist the web site to be able to “assist make Canada the best welfare nation on the planet.”

‘We’re taking it critically’: mayor

The web site’s contents and the views expressed by the officer are regarding, in keeping with Path Mayor Colleen Jones, who stated she has had “a number of conversations with the Path RCMP detachment commander about it.

“It is undoubtedly not something a group desires,” Jones stated.

“I would like everyone to know that we’re taking it critically and that the officer in query is at present working from residence and can proceed to take action till the investigation is full.”

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To Kash Heed, a former West Vancouver police chief and former solicitor normal and minister of public security, the political nature of the web site will not be in step with the usual of conduct anticipated of a police officer. 

“The RCMP must be investigating this as a code of conduct breach for this explicit member,” he stated.

“Whenever you’re a public servant, particularly with the RCMP the place you’ve got taken that oath of service to Canada, and also you make these satirical movies, you’ve the memes of this explicit character making an attempt to be humorous — I discover it very disturbing.”

‘Public belief is crucial’: RCMP spokesperson

In a press release, RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Chris Manseau stated the police drive is assessing the web site and the movies, calling it a fluid state of affairs.

“Public belief is crucial for the RCMP to successfully serve and shield Canadians,” he stated. 

“In consequence, RCMP staff should conduct themselves in a fashion that not solely meets, however exceeds, the rightfully excessive expectations of Canadians.”

Heed likened the officer’s political statements within the movies to circumstances final yr of law enforcement officials expressing assist for the Freedom Convoy motion and donating cash to the organizers, which resulted within the officers being charged with misconduct and in a single case demoted for his or her actions.

“It actually brings into query the credibility of not solely that particular person, however the group that he works for,” Heed stated.

“We want to ensure we’re hiring the correct individuals and we’ve the insurance policies, self-discipline and supervision in place to detect a lot of these behaviours and cope with them in a swift style.”

It isn’t clear how lengthy the RCMP’s investigation into the officer and web site will take.

Jones stated she has religion within the police drive’s overview of the state of affairs and that she might be carefully following the method.