Earlier this year the Mounties
, who have proud Scots roots, commissioned their own tartan for special occasions, including the Nova Scotia Highland Games.
But the mounties
' success brought them no closer to Blackledge.
Never will there be a greater Mountie
. Never will I have a truer friend."
It's through such telling detail that Reilly Schmidt, a former RCMP officer, reveals how the force's preoccupation with its image created insurmountable challenges for the first women Mounties
. By painting a picture of the context within which female Mounties
were recruited, Reilly Schmidt goes beyond answering the question of what happened and illuminates how and why a Canadian-made travesty of justice was destined to unfold.
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.
Barry Ledoux said in Blackfalds, Alberta: "It was unique – but at the end of the day the citizens were happy we got the guy."
However, he does admit, "the net results of their efforts may have been powerfully similar, the means used to achieve those ends differed considerably, seen most vividly in the Rangers' liberal use of violence as compared to Mountie
restraint." (p.61) It is these methods that separate the two to a point where comparison becomes little more than an academic exercise.
The Paris Mounties
also asked for extra nights throughout the season for tournament games in addition to its regular Saturday evenings.
This absorbing saga of survival in the Arctic is a testament to Mountie
It's me holding my new certificate of citizenship and I'm pictured with a Mountie
-- wide-brimmed black and gold hat, full red serge jacket -- looking something straight from an Eddie Nelson movie.
In a follow-up to his first book, Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie
, former RCMP sergeant Scheideman presents a collection of 34 more tales from his 27-year career with the Mounties
in British Columbia.
only ever take action after hearing a tale of criminal behaviour occurring elsewhere.