RCMP commissioner draws heat from top staff

William Elliott described as verbally abusive, closed-minded, arrogant

Over the past seven days, as many as 10 senior RCMP members have complained about their boss, Commissioner William Elliott, to some of the highest levels of federal government. Complainants have accused Elliott of being verbally abusive, closed-minded, arrogant and insulting, the CBC reports. The Prime Minister’s Office has not denied that complaints were made, but refused to comment Monday. The group of unhappy employees apparently includes some of the force’s top officers, deputy commissioners Tim Killam and Raf Souccar. The CBC’s Brian Stewart commented that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will
have to determine the validity of the protest and decide, “which force is going to have to go: either the commissioner or the group protesting against him.”


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