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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Among the first members of the Northwest Mounted Police, forerunner of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, James Morrow Walsh was born in Prescott, east of Brockville, and distinguished himself in policing service in Western Canada in the 1800s including having a relationship with the great native American chief, Sitting Bull.
The Northwest Resistance was fought by a group of Metis and First Nations warriors against members of the Northwest Mounted Police, which later led to the hanging of Metis leader Louis Riel and Aboriginal warriors involved in the battle.
For a lengthy article on "The Northwest Mounted Police of Canada," written by Canadian engineer J.
Blasts from a single cannon and various rifles were fired from the hands of Northwest Mounted Police who aimed at Indian warriors dressed in traditional garb, rifles in hand and riding atop horses.
Canada, Sessional Papers (hereafter CSP) 28 (1913), Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, 1912, report of Commissioner A.

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