RCMP labs fail in crime fight

The Times Colonist

If the Conservative government was serious about being “tough on crime” it wouldn’t tolerate a broken RCMP lab system that leaves officers routinely waiting months — or years — for critical results.

We are not talking about minor offences. In April 2009, Paul Rouxel was found dead in his Victoria apartment. Only this week, 16 months later, did police announce he was a homicide victim. Long delays in getting results from the RCMP’s Vancouver forensic lab played a major role in the destructive wait.