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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Emigrating from England in 1913 at the age of 18, Stallworthy underwent training at the Royal Northwest Mounted Police headquarters in Regina in 1914 and was soon engaged in service north of the Arctic Circle.
Famous Siksika Chief Crowfoot of the last century was a leading southern Alberta Native leader who both respected and won the respect of the local police of that time, the NorthWest Mounted Police. The RCMP, whose predecessor the NWMP built Fort Calgary in 1875, will present the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride at the games opening ceremonies.
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.G.A.
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.
(3.) Canada, Sessional Papers (hereafter CSP) 28 (1913), Report of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, 1912, report of Commissioner A.

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