Whose police? RCMP unit acts as a private security force, critics say - The Fifth Estate

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November 3, 2023

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A controversial RCMP unit in B.C. acts as a de facto private security force for resource companies, and not for public safety, according to critics and many Indigenous communities. The Fifth Estate’s Steven D'Souza uncovers leaked documents that show how industry leaders influenced RCMP bosses who are part of the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG).

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About The Fifth Estate: For more than four decades, The Fifth Estate has been Canada's premier investigative documentary program. Hosts Bob McKeown, Mark Kelley and Steven D'Souza continue a tradition of provocative and fearless journalism. The Fifth Estate brings in-depth investigations that matter to Canadians — delivering a dazzling parade of political leaders, controversial characters and ordinary people whose lives were touched by triumph or tragedy.

Whose Police?

producer/director Laurence Mathieu-Leger

writer Steven D’Souza

research producer Lynette Fortune

video editor Morna Scott-Dunne

senior videographers Andy Hincenbergs Joe Fiorino

second camera/drone Alexi Liotti

additional footage Alexi Liotti | Kincentric Cinema and Colm Keating Arvin Singh Dang Kristy Morgan Michael Toledano

archival material Amber Bracken Bryan Smith | Reel Water Productions Coastal GasLink Pipeline Facebook | Digital Smoke Signals Instagram | GavinvRose POND5 RCMP VIMEO X | @MattMcGorry X | @TorranceCoste YouTube | Aunty Skoden YouTube | IMAVI Independent Media Association YouTube | Ola Cholewa YouTube | Rutabaga

special thanks Glenn Reid

theme music Steve D'Angelo

graphic designer Froilan Untalasco

graphic director Jeff Goldhar

visual research Leslie Morrison

media management Astoria Luzzi

post audio Ron Searles

colourist Scott McIntyre

rollout producer Leanne Stepnow

social media producers Alex Midgal Britt Purdy

digital producer Janet Davison

project manager Victor Kerr

resource coordinators Marc Cormier Sam Nar

associate director Nanci King

packaging editor Alessia Protomanni

coordinating associate director Rhonda Kirkpatrick

senior producer Emmanuel Marchand

executive producer Allya Davidson

original broadcast November 3, 2023