RCMP UNION - NATIONAL POLICE FEDERATION
Ignores and Refuses To Assist Members 

National Police Federation                                                                                                                        

January 18, 2022

 

Overall Health of RCMP Members

 

Brian Sauvé,

Since the summer of 2021, I’ve had several bad experiences with the NPF and only a couple of good ones. I would normally source all the information in my emails, but it’s been my experience that the NPF representatives either won’t have the time to look at it or do not care to look at it. Either way, know that I can back everything up I have in this email and I’m willing to provide the relevant material if asked.

I’m writing to you today to discuss an issue I have concerning the overall mental and physical health of NPF’s membership. As you are well aware, several members across the country have been forced onto unpaid leave. Several other members are on ODS for various stress-related reasons. The NPF has failed time and time again to acknowledge what these members are going through. When November 15, 2021, hit and members began getting forced into a made-up unpaid leave category, Commissioner Lucki celebrated by announcing her annual Christmas card competition. When members looked to the NPF for a more compassionate response, they received silence. It’s always tough in those situations to figure out why the people who were supposed to stand up for you stayed silent. Was it because you didn’t have what it took to stand up and say something, or was it because you secretly agreed with how the members were being treated? The problem with your silence is that you left it up to everyone else to decide for themselves.

Even over the holiday season, there was no acknowledgement from the NPF that several members were experiencing a tough Christmas or a rough start to the new year. NPF is treating these members like they don’t exist. Some of whom are still paying union dues. Members look around and see small wins for police in other outfits who can come to work with testing. Members see that nurses who test positive for COVID-19 are still allowed back at work. I know that you don’t have control over Trudeau’s voice, but you do have control over your own. When members see these things and the NPF stays silent, it hurts. When members read a holiday news update and see no acknowledgment of the situation they’re in, after the sacrifices they’ve made in their careers, they feel abandoned.

It’s not unusual for police officers to be criticized for making work their whole lives. Members will often spend more time at work than they will with their families. A member’s career is their identity. When that is stripped away from them, and the people who were supposed to be there supporting them are silent, the pain can become unbearable.

Your leadership is allowing the NPF to abandon these members. Why are you so quick to ignore them? So quick to forget about them? Are you trying to break their spirit? Do you despise these members and want them gone? Do you want them to feel alone and hopeless? Regardless of your answers to these rhetorical questions, your actions speak volumes.

I ask that you carefully consider the psychological suffering and damage these members are enduring and that you remember your actions are working at tearing them down instead of supporting them. If you are unable to demonstrate compassion for these members, I suggest you allow someone to take your place who can.

Mounties 4 Freedom

National Police Federation

January 19, 2022                                                                                                                                                        

 

RCMP members suffering adverse effects from Covid-19 Vaccines

 

Brian Sauvé,

Since the summer of 2021, I’ve had several bad experiences with the NPF and only a couple of good ones. I would normally source all the information in my emails, but it’s been my experience that the NPF representatives either won’t have the time to look at it or do not care to look at it. Either way, know that I can back everything up I have in this email and I’m willing to provide the relevant material if asked.

I’m writing to you today to discuss an issue concerning the NPF’s silence around the adverse effects some members have received from the COVID-19 treatment injections. I’ve been in contact with plenty of members who have received adverse reactions to the injections. Why hasn’t the NPF made it well known that members have suffered these injuries? You should be interested in reaching out to the membership to make sure nobody suffers in silence. We’ve learnt from countless victims that people often won’t report things if they think they will be labelled or ridiculed for speaking up against someone or something that is generally trusted by others. With the messaging from the media being that injections are “safe and effective” it wouldn’t be a hard stretch to imagine members may not want to come forward with injuries.

But you have had members come forward. Multiple members. And I know members who have been injured but refuse to come forward because they haven’t heard of other members coming forward. They don’t believe they’ll be taken seriously. You could easily remedy this by sending an email out to the membership and advising them that the NPF has received multiple reports of adverse reactions to the injections. Make them feel safe and supported for coming forward. Make sure they get the attention and treatment they need.

Over the past several months, when it comes to representing the interest of its members during the COVID-19 response, the NPF has been taking the classic RCMP “sit back and wait” approach. Much like the RCMP, this is resulting in members being injured. Please break this habit and send an email broadcast letting members know that there have been multiple reports of adverse reactions to the injections, and encourage members to reach out to the NPF for guidance and support.

Mounties 4 Freedom

National Police Federation   

January 20, 2022                                                                                                                                                    

 

RCMP Failure to Abide by Canada Labour Code                                                                                                                                                   

 

Brian Sauvé,

Since the summer of 2021, I’ve had several bad experiences with the NPF and only a couple of good ones. I would normally source all the information in my emails, but it’s been my experience that the NPF representatives either won’t have the time to look at it or do not care to look at it. Either way, know that I can back everything up I have in this email and I’m willing to provide the relevant material if asked.

I’m writing to you today to discuss an issue I have concerning the RCMP’s failure to abide by the Canada Labour Code. As you know, several members were required to watch a video discussing how the COVID-19 treatment injections (referred to as vaccines in the course) were safe and effective. The course failed to properly identify the level of risk associated with the injections. This is contrary to section 125 of the Canada Labour Code and should be addressed immediately. There are multiple members I’ve been in contact with who have received adverse reactions to these injections. I don’t think it would be out of the question to say this course may have influenced some of those members into taking the injection. It’s imperative that the training course be removed immediately until it’s updated and members are made aware of the full risks (as required under the Canada Labour Code).

I provided NPF representatives with this information and the documentation from medical professionals that articulated the risks involved with the injections. From the responses I received, I understand that the NPF board reviewed the information and determined it was not worth challenging. I’m curious to know who on the NPF board is qualified to dismiss information from a doctor specializing in immunology?

When the NPF board refused to raise an issue with the RCMP regarding the safety issues in the course, I asked the NPF to assist me in filing a grievance against the course. The response I received from the NPF was that I wasn’t one of the people who had been made to do the course, and therefore I was not aggrieved. It’s bewildering that the NPF ignored the overall point that I shouldn’t have had to go through a grievance process to put a stop to a health and safety issue. Under Article 19 of our CBA, this issue could have, and should have, been addressed by the NPF in the first instance.

Under your leadership, the NPF is failing to meet the basic requirements as a representative for its membership. Under your leadership, the NPF is failing to address a health and safety issue. What’s worse, members are receiving life-threatening reactions that prevent them from returning to their duties and you are still refusing to do your part by addressing this. I don’t pay union dues for a union to come up with excuses as to why it shouldn’t have to do its job. The NPF has put this task off too long, and it needs to be addressed immediately.

Mounties 4 Freedom

National Police Federation     

January 21, 2022

Reassess Legal Opinion

Brian Sauvé 

Since the summer of 2021, I’ve had several bad experiences with the NPF and only a couple of good ones. I would normally source all the information in my emails, but it’s been my experience that the NPF representatives either won’t have the time to look at it or do not care to look at it. Either way, know that I can back everything up I have in this email and I’m willing to provide the relevant material if asked.

Several months ago, I was informed that the NPF sought a legal opinion regarding the mandates. There were a lot of cut-and-paste responses given about why the NPF was not challenging the mandates. There were a lot of wishy-washy explanations given at the time as to why the NPF would not be pursuing that avenue.

Several months have passed and some of the information we had a year ago, or even in the summer, has changed or been proven incorrect. In other Western democratic societies, we have seen that court challenges have been successful at the very least of slowing mandates down and allowing for more discussion and information to be brought forward. Groups have come together and spoken out against the legality behind the tyrannical mandates of our governments. Lawyers within our own country have started to speak up more about the actions of our government being both unconstitutional and illegal.

Some employers have changed their approach to COVID-19 mandates after understanding the ramifications of their actions. I ask that the NPF reconsider the new information and seek an updated legal opinion on supporting its membership. There is more to consider than just the cost of hiring a legal team. There is more to consider than just the cost of hiring a legal team. There is a cost to the well-being of your membership who feel unsupported. There is a cost to the communities that aren’t receiving the service of several experienced officers. There’s a cost to the members at work who are working harder to fill the void of their coworkers.

Please factor in the totality of the situation and seek out an updated legal opinion. Please be transparent and share the result with the membership.

 

Mounties 4 Freedom