The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
“For a century and a half, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has served and protected Canadians. Today, we thank all RCMP employees, past and present, for their dedication, relentless commitment, and significant contributions to our country.
“The RCMP is one of the most respected police organizations in the world – and remains committed to becoming a more modern, inclusive, accountable, and trusted police organization for all Canadians. In 2018, the RCMP launched Vision150, a modernization plan to put people first and improve transparency, accountability, and conduct, including through initiatives to reduce systemic racism and gender-based discrimination.
“As we mark this milestone anniversary, we acknowledge that while the errors of the past cannot be forgotten, they can be learned from. The RCMP will continue to support healing and reconciliation, as it continues to keep our communities safe now and into the future.
“Today, I encourage all Canadians to take part in activities celebrating this anniversary and to join the conversation on social media using #RCMP150. To all RCMP employees, past and present: thank you for your service.”
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My name is Ron Stenger born and raised in Kingsville joined the Army the Black Watch and ended up as a 911 Supply Tech with 27 years then did another 17 years with DND so a total 44 plus years with the federal government the reason for this letter is that my two boys both served in the Canadian armed forces Ronald as a Supply Tech with 13 years & Donald 10 years RCHA and both transferred to RCMP Ronald Cpl. Instructor weapons at the RCMP Regina Sask. Depot 24 plus years & Donald Sgt. Fredericton NB HQ 25 years both now retired very proud of all are service to the country.