In Loving Memory of Cst. Javier “Frank” Velasco, Regimental No. 39638

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It is with great sadness that the Division advises of the passing of the well known Frank Velasco at a very early age.  It will be recalled that Frank was a major part of the Toronto 18 terrorism investigation.   Frank’s obituary follows, VELASCO, Javier ‘Frank’ – (30-Year Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Peacefully […]

Death of C.3023 Rocco Doti

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DOTI, Rocco Paul Surrounded by his family at Providence Healthcare, Rocco Doti passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 65. Rocco was predeceased by his parents Michele (Mike) and Anna Maria; his sister and brother-in-law Erminia and Michael; and his brother Antonio. Rocco will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Annunziata […]

RCMP at a crossroads: Who will lead the charge in an age of sophisticated crime?

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COLIN FREEZE AND DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017 10:10PM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 10:58AM EDT Gilles Michaud knows what he’d like to do with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The police officer charged with pursuing the country’s most serious criminals has a clear vision […]

Bob Paulson accused of nepotism in final days as top Mountie

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Carleton University criminologist makes formal complaint to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. The Toronto Star By TONDA MACCHARLES Ottawa Bureau reporter Mon., June 26, 2017 OTTAWA—RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is making “patronage appointments” and handing out “cashable leave” in moves that amount to favouring his friends as he goes out the door, a Carleton University criminologist alleges […]

‘You are not a leader’: RCMP corporal denounces Paulson’s Moncton testimony

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Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press  Published Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:40AM EDT  Last Updated Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:43PM EDT An RCMP corporal who was a friend of three murdered Mounties is publicly condemning the commissioner’s testimony last week on the killings as a clear failure of leadership. “I hold you personally responsible for the […]

RCMP refutes report claim that police, Indigenous relationship is ‘deeply fractured’

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Human Rights Watch report includes allegations of intrusive strip searches, sexual harassment Posted: Jun 20, 2017 5:00 AM CT The Saskatchewan RCMP has denied its relationship with Indigenous communities is “deeply fractured” after a Human Rights Watch report called for the creation of a special investigative unit to look at allegations of violence by police in […]

Galloping off in all directions: An analysis of the new federal– provincial agreement for RCMP contract police services and some implications for the future of Canadian policing

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CANADIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION / ADMINISTRATION PUBLIQUE DU CANADA VOLUME 55, NO. 3 (SEPTEMBER/SEPTEMBRE 2012), PP. 433–450 © The Institute of Public Administration of Canada/L’Institut d’administration publique du Canada 2012 By Robert F. Lunney – Toronto Division Secretary abstract: In 1874, the original 275-officer contingent of North-West Mounted Police left Manitoba for what is now Alberta, […]