The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) says it has has learned the RCMP will be seeking charges against several people in connection with the construction of the Winnipeg police headquarters building and the Canada Post Mail Processing Plant near the Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport.
RCMP spokesperson Tara Steel sent a statement to CBC news on Aug. 24 saying:”While criminal charges will be sought against several individuals, the RCMP are not in a position to make any further comment.”
The next day, the RCMP clarified that, while the statement regarding possible charges was accurate, it was “premature” because the investigation is still ongoing. RCMP cautioned their position could change by the time the police probe is complete.
The police disclosures come more than two and a half years after the Mounties first began to probe criminal allegations in the police HQ building project, and more than 18 months after they began looking into the Canada Post mail plant, CBC reports.
“The RCMP are near completion of their investigations into the Winnipeg Police Headquarters and the Canada Post Mail Processing Plant,” Seel said in a statement to CBC, but she would not give a specific timeframe.
The Mounties declined to reveal who could be facing charges, CBC says.