CTV News and Paul Palango

This is the same man who said the shooter from Portapique was an RCMP informant with a "license to kill

The following message has been sent to CTV News

I note you had Paul Palango on CTV News Atlantic on June 9th.
This is the same man who said the shooter from Portapique was an RCMP informant with a “license to kill” . This is the same man who said that the shooter collected $475,000 from Brinks as a payment from the RCMP when in fact he simply cashed out his RRSPs and that is the standard procedure that Banks utilize to handle this type of large cash transaction. This is the same man who claimed a Staff Sergeant in Tantallon refused to authorize overtime because it would affect his non existent performance pay. Palango knows that none of this is true.  There are many other examples of Palango’s ethical standards but at the root of the problem are his “sources”. They are typically anonymous, if they exist at all, and his stories generally morph into what has accurately been described as fairy tales.
And now Palango and Frank Magazine have stooped to an unbelievable new low by publishing a leaked 911 tape from a 12 year old boy and two other victims. Whomever leaked these recordings will hopefully be held to account but, in a race to the bottom of incivility and with no regard whatsoever for the victims and their families, Palango and Frank Magazine have managed to lower the bar to yet another level. He also had the unmitigated gall to criticize the families of the victims for being outraged. Its despicable!!
If that wasn’t enough Palango and Frank Magazine now report that the RCMP members ” executed” the shooter and CTV News ran with that story. Anyone with an ounce of policing experience would dispute everything he says about these latest video clips. Even your own policing expert, Chris Lewis pounded holes in his accusation and yet CTV News continues to give Palango a platform. Why??
Palango has been on his life long rant about the RCMP and the tragedy of Portapique and not allowing the Commission to do their work without distraction. This tragedy was the most unprecedented and horrible event in Canadian history and there is no chance the response would have been done perfectly in any jurisdiction. Some tough lessons will be learned but it is imperative that the Commission, and only the Commission be the credible source for all answers in regards to Portapique. Not Palango, Not Frank Magazine, Not CTV News or anyone else.

Stephen Mills, S/Sgt.
(Ret)Office of Public Engagement
RCMP Veterans’ Association



  1. Sean R. says:

    There are many facts to the contrary of your article that come out. Your narrative is inaccurate and has been disproven. Time to be transparent. If this is the simple domestic violence case you’re trying to sell it as, why the redactions and secrecy? Families are suffering but we can’t grow or move on until we find out why this really happened and why it was such an utter policing failure.

  2. Charlene Bagley says:

    The truth hurts sometimes. Just like it hurt when I found out my father was shot and killed 11.5 hours after GW was first identified. These weren’t just little mistakes you made. My father would still be here today if it wasn’t for your mistakes. The only so called fairytale I can see is the story your are trying to convince the public that happened.

  3. Buford Wilson says:

    Paul revealed some inconvenient truths.
    The RCMP displayed pure incompetence in Portapique. And twenty-two lives were lost.

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