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, […]

Commissioner’s message on pay increases

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In what may be, in part, a response to the RCMPVA letter identifying the inadequacy of proposed pay increases for serving RCMP members, Commissioner Paulson has sought to justify that inadequacy in the following letter.  He also expresses concern about disenchantment within the Force and the impending unionization of the Force and the ability of the […]

RCMPVA Tackles inadequate RCMP Pay Increase

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To help the serving members of the RCMP the following letter was sent by the President of the RCMP Veterans’ Association to the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Dear Minister (Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.), On behalf of the Board of Directors, Governors and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted […]

Judge calls RCMP treatment of sergeant ‘outrageous’ in bullying case

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By John Nicol, CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2017 8:38 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 01, 2017 10:25 AM ET The judge in a lawsuit against the RCMP has called the national police force’s treatment of plaintiff Sgt. Peter Merrifield “outrageous” and has chastised the force for its lack of credibility and forthrightness in defending the […]

Note of Thanks from Musical Ride organizers in Apsley, Ont.

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Hi  Folks:  Congratulation to all the our Lions members, volunteers, Township employees, councillors, and everyone associated with helping to bring the Musical Ride to Apsley.  Also congratulations to the members  of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on an outstanding performance and event in Apsley.  There wasn’t a single person in this large crowd that didn’t […]

VAC Mental Health Assistance now available to RCMP veterans and families

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    VAC Assistance Services is now available for all RCMP Veterans and their family members where they can obtain up to 20 confidential sessions per issue with a Mental Health Professional at no cost to the Veteran or his or her family. “Family” means a spouse (including a common-law spouse), unmarried children (including an adopted […]