Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The national police force of Canada. It is responsible for enforcing federal laws, including but not limited to laws against counterfeiting, organized crime and drug trafficking. It also enforces provincial and territorial laws everywhere except Ontario and Quebec, and to a lesser extent in Newfoundland & Labrador. It was formed in 1920.
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Given that the authority represented by the Mounties long ago expanded into every corner of the Canadian prairies, the persistence of this difference is surprising.
The popular and pulp images of Mounties that circulated widely in the early twentieth century were thus one part of a prolific and varied discursive field in which the Mountie functions as the bridge between peace and violence, order and chaos, past and present, American metropolis and Canadian wilderness, writer and profit.
The Mounties preceded the Canadian armed forces and play a bigger role in Canada's self-image.
Christ the King Mounties (from left): Thomas Payne, Casey McKernan, Ciaran Craven, Daniel Crowley, Cameron Malone, Reid Kearns, Niall Hoare.
Justin, 27, who has been a Mountie for six years, said: "We don't see our wedding as anything different or special.
Those searching for the 'Old West', with its cowboys, Indians, red-jacketed Mounties and buffalo, will still find it reflected in country community gatherings: rodeos, barn dances, and colourful Aboriginal pow-wows.
The Mounties March West is particularly well told and makes extensive use of official government reports.
Johnson shot and killed one of the Mounties and then led a posse on a 150-mile chase across the Richardson Mountains, above the Arctic Circle.
With minimal means and maximum imagination, Bridget Farr has rendered an absorbing and daring portrait of the nation's capital at the end of the 20th century, a portrait much more relevant and memorable than a myriad of images of Mounties and Parliament buildings.
The charges relate to crimes he allegedly committed while with the Mounties between March and May of 1991.