National Newswatch

Justice Minister Peter MacKay appears cool to a proposal by the head of the RCMP in light of the recent shootings of two Mounties in Alberta.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said on the weekend that Shawn Rehn’s criminal history may spark an examination of the police and justice system that allowed him to be free.

Const. David Wynn has been in hospital since he was gunned down early Saturday morning and is not expected to survive. The other officer, auxiliary Const. Derek Bond, was shot in the arm and torso and faces a long recovery.

The Canadian Press
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