Look out RCMP; here comes Bill Gilmour (again)!

William Gilmour. A Brampton lawyer whose name has become synonymous with law suits and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Recall the 2007 RCMP Scandal over alleged corruption and cover-up within the organization? Bill Gilmour, himself a former RCMP officer, went public saying he has a dozen clients waiting to share stories of serious wrongdoing within the force if they were given protection from reprisals.

Today, Bill is making international headlines as counsel for Donald Cooke, a senior RCMP investigator. Mr. Cooke, who is gay, claims in the $13M lawsuit that a “homophobic culture” in the force, unfounded assault allegations, a public arrest, and a lengthy suspension has ruined his reputation.

I had the honour of meeting Bill in 2002, while I was working at the Osgoode Hall Law Library in Toronto, Ontario. My initial impression was that he was a “Gentle Giant”. To this date, I still view Bill in this light. But something tells me that the RCMP’s legal team may not think of him this same way!

Natalie Waddell

Founder and President at LawyerLocate.ca Inc.
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