OTTAWA — The RCMP says it thoroughly investigates all security threats against NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair.
“The RCMP takes all threats to the leader of the official Opposition, his family, and all members of Parliament very seriously. All threats are investigated fully to determine whether or not they are legitimate, and appropriate action and measures are taken to ensure their safety is protected at all times,” Sgt. Greg Cox, a spokesman for the RCMP, said in an emailed statement Thursday.
The statement came after Mulcair told reporters Wednesday he has received additional security threats since he and his legal counsel first asked the RCMP for police protection for him and his family following the Oct. 22 shooting on Parliament Hill.
Mulcair also said the RCMP had not fulfilled that request.
“There have been occasions for us to be concerned and we continue to be concerned. So far there has not been any conclusive answer from the RCMP,” Mulcair said Wednesday.
Mulcair did not provide details of the threats.
Cox said the RCMP has been in contact with Mulcair about security issues.
“The RCMP has been in regular communication with the office of Mr. Mulcair to share information in regards to his security. We continue to work co-operatively with the leader of the Opposition to address all concerns in a timely manner,” Cox said in the statement.
“For security reasons, we are unable to provide details around the nature of any threats issued against Mr. Mulcair, his family or his residence, and any security measures that may be implemented,” Cox said.