A senior Liberal staffer who serves as the communications advisor for Trudeau Minister Navdeep Bains has called for the RCMP to be abolished on social media.
Mollie Anderson also said that the RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki should be fired for failing to say that the institution is systemically racist.
"Brenda Lucki should be dismissed immediately, and the RCMP should be abolished," wrote Anderson in an Instagram comment.
Anderson was reacting to the commissioner's comments regarding systemic racism in the RCMP. Lucki originally dodged a question regarding this subject, saying Canada is a "society where inequalities persist" and the RCMP "can do better."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later contradicted Lucki, arguing that it did in fact exist. Having said this, Anderson contradicted official Liberal policy by calling for the abolishment of the RCMP.
As well as this, Trudeau has defended Lucki's position—saying that many Canadians are "struggling" with the idea. As a result of this, Anderson is opposing Liberal government policy despite being a top party staffer.
It is unclear whether Anderson's position on this issue reflects that of the Minister Navdeep Bains.
On June 15, Anderson was also penalized by the Ethics Commissioner for failing to provide a "Confidential Report" within 60 days of appointment.
Conservative MP Tim Uppal spoke about the issue of systemic racism in a committee on Tuesday evening: "clearly systemic racism in the RCMP is an ongoing issue that must be addressed. I am disappointed that the Commissioner was not more clear about how this issue affects the Force."
"However, Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair need to explain to Canadians why they have not done more to condemn and eliminate systemic racism in our institutions, and why, for nearly five years this doesn’t seem to have been a priority for the Trudeau government, he continued.
Minister Navdeep Bains did not respond to The Post Millennial's request for a comment in time for this article's publication. Mollie Anderson could not be reached for a comment.
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