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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An excerpt from the book The Wild Ride: A History of the North West Mounted Police 1873 - 1904 [C] 2010, by Charles Wilkins, published by Stanton, Atkins & Dosil Publishers.
The quarter on which the old North West Mounted Police post used to be on is literally crisscrossed with old wagon trails.
Bowlby currently owns the land where the old North West Mounted Police barracks appear to have been located.
Recruitment of men was done amongst the ranks of the North West Mounted Police and cowboys from the ranches of western Canada, because they were thought to be sound horsemen who adapted well to harsh climates.
Baker, "The Miners and the Mounties: The Royal North West Mounted Police and the 1906 Lethbridge Strike," Labour/Le Travail, 27 (Spring 1991), 65-6.
Macleod, The North West Mounted Police and Law Enforcement (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976); Keith Walden, Visions of Order: The Canadian Mounties in Symbol and Myth (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982); Carl Betke, "Pioneers and Police on the Canadian Prairies, 1885-1914," CHA Historical Papers (1980), 9-32.

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