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RCMP Trying To Improve Mental Health Care After Suicides, Shootings

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada

For 13 hours straight, the RCMP officer stood guard on what had been a quiet residential street, waiting and watching for a gunman who had shot five o...

Blaney Praises RCMP Accountability On Eve Of Watchdog Report

CBC | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is applauding increased accountability for the RCMP one day before a federal watchdog is to release a report ...

Gender Goals for RCMP Recruitment Are Good But Not Good Enough

Clare Beckton | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Clare Beckton

Is increased recruitment enough to change the current dynamic where women are a minority in a culture that has not yet changed enough to make their experience welcoming? The short answer is no. History has demonstrated that increasing the representation of women in an organization or profession does not automatically result in culture change.

Privacy Czar Unable To Find Out Anything On RCMP's Online Snooping

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s privacy watchdog says it wasn’t able to determine whether the RCMP’s warrantless access requests for subscriber data from telecoms were...

Post-Shooting, Muslim Canadians Stand in Solidarity With Our Country

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Ordinary Muslim Canadians in Ottawa on Wednesday had the same worries and concerns as everyone else. As Canadians we are blessed to live in a nation where everyone is free and equal under the law. Our organizations, among others, work to wipe out extremism both at home and abroad and will continue.

Kevin Vickers' Act Of Kindness Shows The Kind Of Guy He Is

Melissa Friedman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada
Melissa Friedman

My boss might have felt that Kevin Vickers wrote that letter because he thought I'd feel beholden to him, or the police, or that I'd cover their stories more favourably. I don't think so though. I think he wrote it because that's the kind of officer he is. He is humble. He's not one of those "tough, bad guy" cops. He's a negotiator with a kind, fatherly smile, and a seemingly genuine desire to help.

Canadians Need to Stand by the People Who Work Hard to Protect Them Every Day

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Jeff Rose-Martland

Every day, women and men put on uniforms for the RCMP and RCAF, RCN, and the Canadian Army. Every day, those men and women set out to be the wall of flesh between us and harm. Every day, whether a major catastrophe affecting thousands or just one of us lost in the wilds, we know who to look for, who to trust in.

B.C. Manhunt Continues, Residents Allowed Home

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SLOCAN CITY, B.C. - The man at the centre of an RCMP manhunt in this small, southern British Columbia community is being described by his neighbours a...

MANHUNT IN B.C.

CBC | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A manhunt continued through the night halfway between Vancouver and Calgary in Slocan, B.C., where police believe they have cornered a heavily armed m...

B.C. MANHUNT CONTINUES

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SLOCAN CITY, B.C. - The confrontation that led to the lockdown of an entire community in British Columbia's southeast included an exchange of gunfire ...

Fallen Moncton RCMP Officers Honoured In Ceremony

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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...

Mom Of Ex-Mountie Shot By Police Files Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The mother of a former Canadian soldier shot by RCMP in northern British Columbia is suing the RCMP, the province and the federa...

Gang Unit, Major Crimes Bear Brunt Of RCMP Budget Shortfall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - RCMP in British Columbia will make staff cuts in a specialized gang unit and to their major crimes division to make up for a $4.2 million ...

RCMP Injured In Violent Grande Prairie Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Alberta

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. - A Taser electronic stun gun was used by the RCMP in northwestern Alberta to subdue a man who had rammed a police vehicle and t...

Police Cruiser STOLEN

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

COCHRANE, Alta. - The RCMP may always get their man, but what about their police cruiser?Mounties near Cochrane, Alta., were conducting an impaired dr...

Alberta Man Charged With Killing Parents, Sister In Farmhouse Fire

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Mounties say their investigation into the discovery of a dead family in a burned-out Alberta farmhouse took an important step when divers re...

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.

This Father's Day I'll Think of the Families of the Fallen RCMP Officers

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

The families left behind -- that's what is hitting me the hardest in the wake of last week's tragedy in Moncton that saw three RCMP officers -- three fathers -- gunned down. This weekend is Father's Day -- the first in a series of terrible 'firsts' that these will families have to face without husbands and fathers.

The UN Is Thinking of Canadians and the RCMP

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada
Akaash Maharaj

Although I am currently far from home, like all Canadians, I was deeply saddened to read about the deaths of three RCMP officers and the wounding of two more in a shooting in Moncton. My thoughts and sympathies are with their families.

RCMP Shootings Remind Us Officers Are Very, Very Human

Andree Lau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andree Lau

We eulogize these brave men and women after they sacrifice their lives protecting us. But what about the rest of the time? We in the media grumble about not having enough access or details in an RCMP investigation.The public is quick to jump on stories of RCMP misconduct or impropriety. Do we take them for granted? You bet we do. It shouldn't take blasts of violence and evil for us to recognize the risks they face daily and voluntarily. And when those risks are realized, we should remember that these tough, uniformed cops are very, very human.

Nobody Puts Moncton In A Corner

Heather Boucher Robinson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Boucher Robinson

We give people the shirt off our back. We listen when the RCMP say to stay indoors. We check on our neighbours and friends. And we all feel that creepy chills on the spine feeling knowing that he was in OUR neighbourhoods, by OUR Costco (it's the city's shopping mecca, after all!) and hurting OUR police. Because in Moncton, we have at most three degrees of separation. We all know a cop, a reporter, the mayor, the lady who runs the local gluten-free shop, the pizza guy.

RCMP Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Three RCMP officers were fatally gunned down in Moncton, N.B. on Wednesday while responding to a report of an armed man. Two other Mounties were shot ...

Shooting Suspect's Facebook Active During Manhunt

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada

UPDATE: Justin Bourque was arrested early Friday by Moncton police. Read updates here. As RCMP in Moncton search for the man accused of gunning...

RCMP Investigate Death Of Alberta Infant

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

GLEICHEN, Alta. - RCMP are investigating the death of an infant in southern Alberta.Police say the nine-month-old girl was found unresponsive Sunday a...

RCMP Tracks Its Own Corruption

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An internal RCMP study found 322 incidents of corruption within the national police force over an 11-year period — including a dozen exampl...