Given the testimony from four senior RCMP officials, it is clear Commissioner Lucki was under orders to release sensitive information about the Nova Scotia mass killings that could have jeopardized the ongoing investigation. It is also clear that the pressure came right from the top, from the offices of the Prime Minister and Minister Bill Blair.
We know the Prime Minister has bullied people to do his bidding before, however unethical. Former Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was pressured to interfere in the SNC-Lavalin scandal. She refused, and the Prime Minister fired her. The consequence of saying ‘no’ and speaking truth to this Prime Minister couldn’t have been lost on Commissioner Lucki.