RCMP pulls plug on reality TV show in Yukon

WHITEHORSE – The RCMP have officially pulled out of a reality TV show set to document the work of the force in Canada’s North.

U.S.-based production company True Entertainment began filming in Whitehorse earlier this month, much to the alarm of community groups concerned about using policing as a form of entertainment.

There were also worries that the show would exploit the territory’s most vulnerable citizens.

RCMP suspended production shortly after filming began, and this week, police announced they are pulling the plug on the show.

Mounties spokesperson David Gilbert says he still believes there is value in giving people a behind-the-scenes look at some of the positive work that police are doing in the Yukon.

However, he says the negative public response indicates a television series is not the right path to take. (Whitehorse Star)

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