Ottawa Police Report
At 2:30 P.M. on April 24, 2015, I, Officer Wayne, and Officer Shuster were dispatched to the Centre Block, Parliament Building, Wellington Street, Ottawa in response to a 911 call. The caller identified herself as Canadian Public and reported an incident of domestic abuse.
Once we arrived on the scene, I immediately identified the complainant and interviewed her in a back room. Public was distraught, covered in bruises and apparently in shock. When I questioned her about the alleged attack, all she could reply was “the horror, the horror!”
Office Shuster was able to isolate the alleged perpetrator in a nearby caucus room. The alleged perpetrator would only identify himself as Conservative Party. When questioned about the events of that afternoon and the various bruises seen on Public, Party at first denied any involvement but eventually recanted and admitted that he had hit Public several times but insisted that she deserved it and “had it coming.”
I was eventually able to calm Public and question her at length. She was able to recall the incidents of the afternoon and numerous incidents dating back as many as ten years. Public alleged that Party had repeatedly taken advantage of her and assaulted her both physically and verbally. Public related how Party often attacked her, telling her that it was for her own good. According to Public, after the attacks, Party would often be remorseful and would express his love for Public and assure her that it would never happen again.
Officer Shuster further questioned Mr. Party in the caucus room. Party insisted that he loved Public and never intended to do her any harm. He insisted that the injuries apparent on Public’s person such as a number of healthcare cuts and funding slashes were not intentional. Party stated that Public didn’t know what was good for her and that he, Party, had to take drastic steps to correct the domestic situation.
I continued to question Ms. Public about past incidents. She indicated that in the beginning, back before 2006, Party was an attentive suitor and promised Public all manner of gifts if she would let him take over the house. However, once he did so in 2006, Public said that he began to act differently. Although he cut the GST for her on two occasions, he reserved his biggest and best tax cuts for his corporate love interests.
Officer Shuster was able to elicit further information from Conservative Party. Mr. Party admitted that he never really loved Canadian Public and was only using her to gain a stronger position in the house. Once he had majority control, Party showed outright contempt for Public and bragged about continuing with the cuts and abuses.
At the end of the interviews, Officer Shuster and I escorted Canadian Public from the property since we were concerned for her safety. We could do little about Party since he controlled the house. He was becoming further agitated and launched a verbal attack against Officer Shuster and me shouting that he would “make life miserable for us” and “cut police funding to the bone if that’s what it takes.”
We provided Public with a victim’s booklet outlining her options and a voter registration card and informed her that we could not do much to help her but that she would have a chance to expel Mr. Party from the premises no later than October 19th. Sadly, victims in such circumstances often return to the abuser and surprisingly give them a second, third and even fourth chance and allow them to continue their abusive behavior.