A veteran RCMP officer was stripped of his uniform and chastised by the federal justice minister Thursday after he was filmed smoking medical marijuana in what he said was a bid to to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the RCMP.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay condemned New Brunswick Cpl. Ron Francis, saying the display “sets a poor example for Canadians.”
“My observation is the same as for politicians, police: they fall in a similar category in the sense that it sets a very poor example to flout the law,” he said.
Cpl. Francis has not been accused of breaking the law; he smoked a legally prescribed joint in front of a video camera while wearing red serge.
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