POLITICS

Facts about RCMP attempt to toss fur hats

09/30/2014 07:45 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST
OTTAWA - The Mounties were planning to replace most of their traditional fur hats with tuques, but the federal government has ordered that decision reversed. Here are some facts about the hats and tuques:

Number of tuques ordered: 10,000 with options for two additional shipments of 5,000 apiece

Average number of muskrat hats issued annually: 930

Cost of muskrat hat: about $48

Faux fur: Rejected as alternative. Did not stand up to the elements (particularly rain), or provide same level of warmth in extreme winter conditions

(Source: RCMP)