Moncton shootings: RCMP hearing on labour code charges to resume

MONCTON, N.B. -- A hearing on alleged Canada Labour Code violations by the RCMP related to the force's response to a June 2014 shooting rampage in Moncton, N.B.

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, is set to resume today.

The hearing was adjourned in November after the federal Crown prosecutor told the court that the defence wanted to provide the Crown with more information.

Employment and Social Development Canada alleges there were four violations of the code relating to the force's equipment, training and supervision in the June 4, 2014 incident that resulted in the deaths of three Mounties.

Justin Bourque shot and killed constables Doug Larche, Fabrice Gevaudan and Dave Ross, while constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen were wounded.

Last May the Public Prosecution Service of Canada recommended the RCMP be prosecuted for contravention of occupational health and safety provisions.

Bourque was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.



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