RCMP TO AL­LOW OATHS TO BE SWORN ON EA­GLE FEATH­ERS

Montreal Gazette - - POLITICS -

In what was called a first for the RCMP, the Moun­ties in Nova Sco­tia are now of­fer­ing vic­tims, wit­nesses and po­lice of­fi­cers the op­tion to swear le­gal oaths on an ea­gle feather, in­stead of a Bi­ble. The RCMP say the ea­gle feather may also be of­fered as a source of com­fort at lo­cal de­tach­ments. A spe­cial smudg­ing cer­e­mony was held Mon­day at Nova Sco­tia RCMP Head­quar­ters, where Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc was joined by pro­vin­cial Jus­tice Min­is­ter Mark Furey and Chief Leroy Denny, on be­half of the As­sem­bly of First Na­tions.

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