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THE POLICE #10 – Portapique
Almost a year after the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, Nova Scotians are still in the dark about what exactly happened. A gunman, dressed in an RCMP uniform, driving an RCMP cruiser killed 22 people.

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Almost a year after the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, Nova Scotians are still in the dark about what exactly happened. A gunman, dressed in an RCMP uniform, driving an RCMP cruiser killed 22 people.

In the months since, the Mounties have been short on answers. And it’s left people wondering whether they have something to hide.

Featured in this episode: Stephen Maher, Paul Palango, Sandra McCulloch

 

To learn more:

“13 deadly hours” from The Fifth Estate by CBC News

“How the Nova Scotia shooting victims’ families won a public inquiry into the tragedy,” by Stephen Maher in Maclean’s

“The Nova Scotia shooter case has hallmarks of an undercover operation” by Paul Palango, Stephen Maher, Shannon Gormley in Maclean’s

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

This episode is sponsored by Rotman, Cullen’s Foods, and Hello Fresh.

February 24, 2021
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