RCMP call in OPP, watchdog to probe alleged assaults linked to hydro projects
WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP have called in outside investigators to probe alleged assaults linked to hydro projects in the province’s north during the 1960s. RCMP say any historical criminal investigations involving Manitoba Hydro employees or contractors will be handled by the Ontario Provincial Police. The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, the province’s police watchdog, will investigate any allegations involving RCMP officers. A report released last month by an arm’s-length review agency outlined racism, discrimination and sexual abuse at the Crownowned utility’s work sites dating back decades.