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NPF welcomes BWCs, but warns of interference with core police work and perils to safety of RCMP Members Ottawa, ON — The National Police Federation today released its position statement on the implementation of body-worn cameras for RCMP Members, which are an important tool for improving transparency and accountability, for building positive community relations between…

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Much has already been said about the global impacts of the pandemic in 2020, but much less has been acknowledged about the unique and extreme challenges police officers and RCMP Members in particular have confronted over the last 12 months: An ongoing four-year wage freeze while we negotiate your first Collective Agreement; The new deduction…

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The Government of Alberta is reviewing the Alberta Police Act and is currently asking for public feedback on topics including trust in the police, how the public makes complaints about a police officer or a police service, and the role of the police in Alberta. Many of you serve in Alberta, served there previously, or have friends and family…

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We know this has been an incredibly unpredictable and difficult year for many Canadians – within and beyond our Membership. We hope you and your families find peace and joy in the coming days, an opportunity to be grateful for the things that are most important to you and hope for the future. On behalf…

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On December 18, 2020, the RCMP announced an increase to your pension plan contribution rates effective January 1, 2021. We understand that this notification of increased pension plan contributions is not welcome, particularly before the holidays. It’s important to note that while we continue to negotiate our first ever Collective Agreement, our defined pension plan is…

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Public Inquiry Update: We committed to keeping you informed about the Public Inquiry and related developments. The Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty is now branded as the Mass Casualty Commission. The Commission recently launched a website which features information about the Inquiry’s mandate, the three Commissioners, hearings and meeting format, as…

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Union says RCMP decision not to comment further on mass shooting ‘difficult’ for front-line officers. The union representing RCMP officers in Nova Scotia says its members are finding it challenging that the force has stopped releasing information about the April mass shooting, especially as they continue to struggle with the personal toll of responding to the killing…

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Please note that the Zoom links have changed for the December 17 virtual appreciation event for essential workers shared by Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu. New event details and links for each time zone are as follows: Atlantic region: 9:00 am EST. https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/65821203157 Quebec region: 9:30 am EST. https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/67721511984 Ontario region: 10:00…

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