Moncton MP denies reports of public inquiry into Mountie shootings - New Brunswick - CBC News
Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen is backing away from earlier reports that the federal government will conduct a public inquiry into the fatal shootings of three Moncton Mounties and the wounding of two others.
The Conservative MP told CBC News on Tuesday night he is not calling for a public inquiry.
"No, not at all," said Goguen, who was in Saint John, attending the premier's dinner at the Hilton Trade and Convention Centre.
"Basically, every time there's an incident like there was in Moncton, which of course, is very tragic, as there was also in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, [when four officers were shot and killed in 2005] the RCMP review their procedures.
"That's what I'm referring to, when they call for an inquiry. And as in the Mayerthorpe incident, there were a number of recommendations that came forth in responding to emergency situations, whether it be the porcelain body armour, whether it be equipping the cars with the C-8 carbines," he said, responding to media reports based on a recent letter to the editor he had written to the Moncton newspaper.