Unfortunately, Mr. Speaker, I need to correct something the member opposite said.
The Supreme Court has said police independence underpins the rule of law and in these circumstances no direction was given to the RCMP. The decisions made by the RCMP were based on its professional experience, the law and its assessment of the situation on the ground. The RCMP has made important decisions to try to resolve this peacefully. The RCMP has our trust and confidence and we will continue to work hard to resolve this appropriately.