Mounties

Fallen Moncton RCMP Officers Honoured In Ceremony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada

REGINA - Memories of the three Mounties fatally shot by a gunman in Moncton, N.B., last June were at the forefront of an annual service honouring offi...

We Need To Ask Tough Questions About Moncton

Mark Taliano | Posted 08.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

Fear of a re-occurrence of a similar incident could make a population more amenable to police state security, including the loss of freedoms, in exchange for perceived protections. Police state measures would likely include increased surveillance, normalization of lock-downs, plus more and better police armaments: a ramping up of the police-industrial complex.

Watching the Watchdog: What Keeping an Eye on Cops Can Do

Tim Knight | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

You can't watch the police riot at the G20 summit or the killing of Sammy Yatim in the bus on all those smartphones and surveillance cameras without believing that maybe, just maybe, the era of the thin blue line endlessly protecting its own might be ending. Not because the cops have cleaned up their act. But because now they're being watched.

Driving Cruiser Drunk, Surfing Porn, Firing Guns

CBC | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada

RCMP officers have faced disciplinary action for acts of bad behaviour ranging from driving a cruiser drunk, to surfing porn on the office computer, t...

Doing the Full Mountie at the Junos

Sean Wainsteim | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Music
Sean Wainsteim

In the 24 hours since I touched down in Regina for the Juno awards, I've been overcome by the stark landscape, the kindness of the locals and the strength of the alcohol in my body. I'm hungover. I found myself at the Juno reception which was held at a Mountie training facility. There were Mounties everywhere.

On The Nice List? Canada's Cops, If This Officer Has Anything To Say About It

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada

He’s been called Canada’s coolest cop and has become somewhat of a celebrity in his southern Alberta community, but Const. Doug Sokoloski insists ...

Should November Be a Month for Remembering Moustaches?

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

I'm not knocking Movember. It is an excellent campaign, both for fundraising and awareness. I don't even have a problem with the timing. I have absolutely nothing against Movember. I'm using it for comparison purposes because Movember and Remembrance both happen during the same month and are both about awareness. And last week, Movember enjoyed a lot more media coverage than veterans.

Politicians Stunned By Surprise Raise For Mounties

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Municipal and provincial politicians in B.C. say they've been caught off guard by Ottawa's decision to offer Mounties a pay raise.But Atto...

RCMP Affair Could Cost Her Job, Her Boss 10 Days Pay

CP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER -- An RCMP officer who had an on-going affair with her boss -- including having sex in a police car -- shouldn't lose her job while her supe...

Two Mounties Wounded In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Two Alberta Mounties were shot and wounded early Sunday morning during a standoff at a rural home near a community southwest of Edmonton th...

RCMP Spied On Scholar Northrop Frye: Files

The Canadian Press | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's intelligence service spied on renowned literary scholar Northrop Frye, closely eyeing his involvement in the anti-Vietnam War movement, an academic forum on China and efforts to end apartheid in South Africa.

Newly released archival records show the RCMP Security Service relied on a secret informant to help compile a 142-page file on the esteemed University of Toronto professor, who died in 1991 at age 78.

Bar Brawl With Hells Angels Gets Two Mounties Absolute Discharge

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — KELOWNA, B.C. - Two Mounties won't be going to jail for their role in a brawl involving members of the Hells Angels at a nightc...