Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Assistant Commissioner RCMP, British Columbia, 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, British Columbia, V3T 6P3
Justin Trudeau, the Right Honourable, Prime Minister, Hill Office, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6
Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Honourable, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, 284 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H8
Christy Clark, the Honourable, Premier, B.C., Box 9041, Station Prov. Govt., Victoria, B.C., V8W 9E1
Suzanne Anton, Attorney General, British Columbia, PO Box 9280, Station Prov. Govt., Victoria, B.C., V8W 9E2
Mike Morris, Minister of Public Safety, British Columbia, PO Box 9010, Station. Prov. Govt., Victoria, V8W 9L5
Mesdames and Sirs:
I write this letter (first) to seek answers from you, Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr, concerning the present condition of the apparently falsely accused (and convicted) couple, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody whose conviction on terrorist charges was nullified by Justice Catherine Bruce of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. (1)
From the others (above) addressed, I want (and I am certain Canadians want) action to provide the fullest accounting possible of “Project Souvenir” and of the crimes committed by RCMP officers (and others) in the pursuit of a fraudulent Terrorist Event.
This communication is sent as an Open Letter and will be widely distributed in Canada.
Canadians will ask – with every expectation of a complete answer – what kind of highly organized criminal undertaking drove the RCMP to employ more than 200 officers and millions of taxpayer dollars in order to produce a wholly fraudulent Islamic Terrorist Incident in this country? To do so, moreover, the Force implicated and allegedly entrapped two “impoverished recovering heroin addicts with mental health challenges” (2). Who gave the orders? Who else committed crimes? Did top elected officials know of (and participate in) the Criminal Conspiracy? Who was to benefit? What does the Criminal Conspiracy tell Canadians about the national police force and all thoseresponsible for its conduct?
In her judgement, I will remind you all briefly (there is a great deal more that might be quoted from her conclusions than I will cite), Justice Bruce found officers of the RCMP involved (repeatedly) in serious, improper actions undertaken to create a false and fraudulent Islamic Terrorist Event at the legislature grounds in Victoria, B.C., July 1, 2013. I remind you, also, that RCMP officers very probably – under the Terrorism Section of the Criminal Code of Canada – engaged in criminal activities to which are attached sentences of life imprisonment … as well as lesser terms.
Justice Catherine Bruce states at paragraph 769: “Based on the evidence before me, I am satisfied that the RCMP knowingly exploited the demonstrable vulnerabilities of the defendants in order to induce them to commit the offenses.” At paragraph 770, she writes: “Not only did the police take over the leadership, but they committed illegal acts to enable the defendants to play their small part in the plan.” And she writes at paragraph 775: “This is truly a case where the RCMP manufactured the crime; this is not a situation where the police simply ‘instigated, originated, or brought about’ the offence”.
Significantly, Justice Bruce writes, earlier, at paragraph 63: “From the outset of the planning for Project Souvenir [the name given to the Nuttall/Korody entrapment] it was apparent that the RCMP at the National Headquarters E-INSET Division were regularly briefed on the progress of the investigation.” A police officer wrote (paragraph 63) “this is a priority investigation not only for E-INSET but also for the National Security Program from Ottawa HQ”.
The structure of E-INSET Division at RCMP Headquarters [INSET means ‘Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams’] involves a co-operating relation with CSIS (the Canadian Security Intelligence Service), with the Canadian Border Services Agency, and with other established police forces in Canada.
Canadians cannot know at present the complexity of the intended and effected criminal actions involved in what may fairly, I believe, be called the Nuttall/Korody entrapment [named by the RCMP ”Project Souvenir”]. We know E Division officers were in regular contact with E-INSET Division at the Ottawa Headquarters of the RCMP. Information at the trial, I am informed (without the transcript before me) made clear, also, that the [Stephen Harper] Prime Minister’s Office was informed regularly of “developments” in the preparation and execution of “Project Souvenir”.
It is for that reason, Prime Minister Trudeau, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, B.C. Premier Christie Clark, B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton, and B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Morris you must set in action a full, complete,independent Public Inquiry into every aspect of the deeply unfortunate adventure that was almost certainly a complex structure of organized crime by people (officers of the RCMP… and who else? ) entrusted to keep the peace and to assure the rule of law in Canada.
In a previous letter to you (insultingly unacknowledged), Prime Minister Trudeau, and to you Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould … and to others in responsible positions I requested such an Inquiry be undertaken with a view to ascertaining precisely the responsibility of persons involved (to be publicly identified and charged) and to assure a full review of RCMP governance, day-to-day operation, public reporting, and internal structure in order to re-build the Force from the ground up…, making impossiblea repeat of any undertaking like the Nuttall/Korody entrapment to effect a criminal purpose: “Operation Souvenir”.
We Canadians must be ashamed – as well as deeply troubled – that such an elaborate, allegedly large criminal conspiracy by police forces and others could take place in our midst. The failure by you – Prime Minister Trudeau, and you Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould – even to acknowledge a communication on a matter as deeply important as this one should send ‘a chill of terror’ down the spine of every Canadian. And it should inspire in Canadians, as well, a determination to learn who (secretly) so commands your loyalty that you refuse to act on behalf of Canada, Canadians, and the rule of law in this dominion.
The failure of B.C. Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton to reply and to act upon the information she received – in concert with Premier Clark, M. Morris, Minister of Public Safety – and the rest of the British Columbia cabinet is a condemnation of their role as holders of trust for all British Columbians. They are declaring, by their silence, that – at the least – they cannot be trusted to protect British Columbians.
In the miasma of unanswered communications, unacceptably anonymous (and, therefore, I assume fraudulent) replies (from the BC Ministry of Justice and the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP), the condition of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody is easily masked. Arrested (Justice Catherine Bruce attests) as the result of a fabricated fraud, they lost their dwelling place where they were living (by reports of neighbours) quietly and unobtrusively. In the process of being (allegedly illegitimately) detained by RCMP, they lost all of their possessions, including their pet cat.
Kept separated, in Remand Centres (deprived of their freedom), for three years, the two … after the presentation of Justice Catherine Bruce’s detailed findings of entrapment … were released. The RCMP has not taken responsibility for finding them accomodation comparable to that from which they were removed by RCMP actions. The RCMP has not restored to them household possessions comparable to the ones lost to them upon their (allegedly improper) arrest.
In addition, unless I am badly misinformed, the RCMP (improperly) holds personal documents of the couple which the two need and which can have no role in any continuing or fresh legal process. Refusing to return essential documents to John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody may well be a violation of the law. And … after Justice Catherine Bruce has revealed astonishing, repeatedly improper (almost certainly, criminal) behaviour of RCMP officers in relation to the couple, one would expect The Force would work impeccably to assure itself (and Canadians) of its determination to work flawlessly and without prejudice in relation to the misused pair. Instead, the present treatment of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody – to my mind – smacks of intimidation, of neglect, and, perhaps, harassment. Is that trulythe state of our vaunted national Force: the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
I request a reply from you, Assistant Commissioner Butterworth-Carr, assuring me (and other Canadians) the RCMP has found acceptable accommodation for John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, has furnished the accomodation with acceptable furniture and necessary possessions – and has returned to the couple their identification documents and any other possessions the RCMP may be (improperly) holding that the two need in order to pursue undisturbed, peaceable, and tranquil lives.
I request from the others addressed (named at the top of this letter) the courtesy of reply … and a report of the actions they will undertake to bring to justice all those participating in the huge, complex, and expensive criminal activity named by the RCMP “Project Souvenir”. That was the elaborate fraud… undertaken to mislead Canadians about police activity, to brainwash and lie to Canadians about fake criminal acts, to indoctrinate Canadians with hatred of Islam, to treat Canadians as stupid dupes who can be led by the nose to believe any hateful, destructive slander that the perpetrators of the shameless deceit chose to invent, as well as, almost casually undertaken, sleazily, to entrap in order to exploit, to vilify, and to criminalize two especially vulnerable members of the community. Human beings operating “in trust” for the rest of us can, perhaps, stoop lower … but none of us, I think, wants to hear … how.
Failure to act – by the responsible people named at the top of this letter – can only mean they approve of the criminal activity undertaken as the major structure of “Operation Souvenir”.
I am, respectfully,
1. Justice Catherine Bruce. 2016/07/29, Docket 26392, Registry Vancouver, “Regina v. John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody”.
2. Barry Zwicker, “Brief to House of Commons Standing
Committee on Public Safety and National Security”,
Common Ground, November 2016, pp. 5 and 22.