Richmond Mounties lose their stripes

RICHMONDNEWS – Local RCMP members cover up their traditional yellow stripe on their pants in an apparent silent protest over pay and conditions

Richmond Mounties appeared to be coming out in solidarity for a fellow RCMP member on the Sunshine Coast, who has risked his career by publicly protesting a national pay and conditions discrepancy.

Sgt. Chris Backus, a Mountie on the Sunshine Coast, said he has been verbally reprimanded by the RCMP and told not to speak out any further, a day after he and fellow members of the detachment covered up the yellow stripe on their uniforms.

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