Vancouver Sun | 24Jun2009 | Orest Slepokura
Letters to Editor

The e-mail that shook the Braidwood inquiry

Ian Mulgrew concludes his June 20 column on the last-minute disclosure of a telltale RCMP e-mail at the heart of the Dziekanski affair by saying, "That was not an 'oversight.' It was professional incompetence or a cover-up."

Of course, the latter is the far more serious charge. But considering how events have unfolded -- beginning with the seizure by RCMP officers of the video of Robert Dziekanski's death by Tasering and ending with the current woeful legal impasse the Braidwood commission finds itself in -- I'd wager most Canadians catch a whiff of bungled cover-up in the air.

Orest Slepokura

Strathmore, Alta.