No plans for public inquiry into Moncton shootings
A Conservative MP is calling the Moncton shootings the city’s 9-11, but says there are no plans for a public inquiry.
"Things will never be the same again in Moncton," says Robert Goguen. "I mean, they'll move on, people will have a good life, but people will be more cautious."
Three RCMP officers were killed and two others were injured by a lone gunman on June 4.
Goguen says the RCMP’s internal review into the shootings has already begun, and he is convinced it will be thorough and comprehensive.
"All the facts are not in. There will be an internal inquiry, which I'm sure will be done very, very adequately by the RCMP and the facts will unfold," says Goguen. "As the facts unfold, other decisions will be taken."
Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc says the RCMP has his support.
“I’m not about to second guess what’s being done,” says LeBlanc. “I put a lot of faith into the RCMP and I’m sure they’ll arrive at whatever is an appropriate decision.”
Several internal and external inquiries after four Mounties were shot and killed in Alberta led to a number of nationwide recommendations within the RCMP, including new body armour and high-powered rifles.
"My job is to make sure that when those recommendations come forward, if there are recommendations, for better equipment, for better training, that the Codiac RCMP receive that in a timely fashion," says Goguen.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Sarah Plowman