Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki hold a news conference following their testimony at the House public safety committee. The commissioner has received her mandate letter from the minister and her priorities include protecting employees and members from harassment and violence in the workplace, enhancing the RCMP’s role in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and ensuring the force is representative of Canada’s diverse population.
The veteran officer took over as commissioner on April 16, becoming the first woman to lead the RCMP on a permanent basis. The national police force is still dealing with allegations of harassment and discrimination. (May 7, 2018)