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Mounties still in unionization limbo

September 26, 2018

Nearly four years after the RCMP won the right to organize, rank-and-file Mounties are still in limbo, waiting for a secret vote to pick their first police union. Brian Sauvé, co-chair of the National Police Federation (NPF) — which is seeking certification to become the force’s union — said he’s gearing up for the historic…

Governor General Honours 12 RCMP Members

July 7, 2018

Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, honoured and recognized 12 of our own on July 6 at the Citadelle of Québec, in Québec City. We too would like to recognize these outstanding individuals, three of them posthumously, for their exceptional service and bravery and sacrifice. We would also like to…

NPF scores another WIN for the RCMP Membership

June 26, 2018

When the NPF filed for certification with the FPSLREB in April 2017, a “freeze” was invoked on altering terms and conditions of employment. This freeze is not absolute but there is a regulated process around how our employer can make changes. One of those requirements is to seek consent or ask permission of the NPF…

Whopping $1.1B for damages sought in lawsuit over culture of workplace bullying in the RCMP

June 26, 2018

The proposed class-action is intended for all past and present employees, including civilians, volunteers and students, with grievances that weren’t addressed in earlier litigation.

New York Times – Canada Names First Woman as Chief of the Mounted Police

March 11, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada has appointed the first woman as permanent leader of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which has been dogged in recent years by accusations of discrimination, sexual assault and other scandals. Mr. Trudeau said on Friday that Brenda Lucki, who has been with the national police force for 31 years, would…

Globe & Mail Feature story

March 10, 2018

Globe & Mail story “The Thin Red Line: Is Contract Policing Unsustainable?” You may have read or heard a front-page feature story in the Globe & Mail over the weekend comparing municipal police forces to contract RCMP policing, focusing primarily on BC’s Lower Mainland. While the article doesn’t come to any specific conclusions on sustainability,…

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