Norman Inkster served as 18th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, from September 1, 1987, to June 24, 1994. From 1992 until 1994 he also served as President of Interpol.
Inkster is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
His time as commissioner was largely uneventful until he was forced to reveal that there were as many as 30 active investigations into wrongdoings by parliamentarians. Then there was the deliberate delay in filing charges in the Airbus scandal until after the federal election. The Mulroney appointment was accused of playing politics instead of enforcing the law. He was replaced by the incoming Chretien government.
He has started several successful security businesses serving both Canadian and international clients, including the Province of Ontario.
Norman Inkster is currently an independent director at Mettrum, which reports having paid him $99,500, and he held $705,000 worth of shares as of September 2016.
He has thrown his support behind the drive to establish more safe injection sites in Canada, arguing the supervised consumption of illegal drugs is better for addicts and the neighbourhoods in which they live. His position is in stark contrast to the opinions of other police leaders, who have warned that such facilities will attract crime and undermine enforcement efforts.
Like the rest of the cops-turned-weedsels, Mr. Inkster see no hypocrisy of someone having made a career out of ruining people’s lives over unjust cannabis laws now becoming a cannabis dealer. Fortunately the rest of us won’t be fooled by the sudden, financially-induced transformation from top cop to being pro-cannabis. Another great reason to boycott corporate cannabis.