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.
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.
But in light of Creasser's not-so-hidden agenda, most Mounties
are taking the muzzling tale with a lot of salt.
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.
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.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, better known as the Mounties
, were established in 1873 as Canada's federal olice force.