Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRoyal Canadian Mounted Police
IN THE NEWS

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 23, 1991 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here on the prairie of Saskatchewan, in a mirrored hall hung with regimental streamers, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a huge stuffed buffalo head, a young man in formation has just blotted his copybook. Badly. He has bent his elbows. "Dixon, you lazy bum!" comes the bawl of an all-seeing drill instructor. "Go down and do 10. Nice and slow. Stay down and enjoy this."
ARTICLES BY DATE
WORLD
April 22, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Canadian police said Monday that they had foiled an Al Qaeda-supported plot to derail a passenger train in the greater Toronto area, and had arrested two suspects. The two, identified as 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier and 35-year-old Raed Jaser, face charges that include conspiring to commit murder in connection with a terrorist group, Canadian law enforcement officials told reporters at a news conference Monday.
Advertisement
WORLD
April 12, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Canadian police are reopening their investigation into the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl who later hanged herself, saying new information has come to light, according to Canadian news media. Police have faced a torrent of criticism for not pressing charges against four youths accused by relatives of Rehtaeh Parsons, whose alleged assault, continued bullying and later suicide spurred outrage in Canada and abroad. Her parents said classmates shared photos of the attack online but that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told them there weren't grounds to bring the case to court.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1997
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police formed a special fraud squad to probe the Bre-X Minerals Ltd. scandal, while the mining company's ousted exploration chief, John Felderhof, issued a statement saying he was unaware of any fraud at the Indonesian site.
NEWS
February 3, 1988
The United States and Canada signed an agreement that provides for the exchange of drug investigators and the sharing of drug trafficking intelligence. The accord, signed by Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III and Canadian Solicitor General James Kelleher, calls for agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to be stationed in Canada at locations yet to be determined. In return, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will assign its members to offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
WORLD
March 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were shot and killed during a raid on a marijuana-growing operation in rural Alberta province, in one of the bloodiest days in the history of the national police, officials said. A suspect in the shootout also died when he turned his rifle on himself, said Bill Sweeney, Mounties commanding officer in Alberta. He said it was the worst loss of officers since about 1885.
SPORTS
July 18, 1990 | FROM TIMES WIRE SERVICES
A Manitoba man died when the broken shaft of his golf club pierced his chest after it struck a metal pole, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said today. Kelvin Penner, 23, of Lowe Farm, Manitoba, was rushed Sunday to a hospital nine miles from the course in Roland, Manitoba, 45 miles southwest of Winnipeg. He died from loss of blood. "It was on the seventh tee off, and he was swinging the club around basically for the sake of swinging it," said one RCMP officer.
NEWS
July 19, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The Canadian capital's best-known gadfly has succeeded in forcing authorities to charge a sports minister and 15 prominent police officials and politicians from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's party with graft. Former businessman Glen Kealey battled for three years to have his allegations of corruption in the Progressive Conservative government taken seriously. On Wednesday, after a 17-day hearing, a justice of the peace gave him permission to press charges.
TRAVEL
April 5, 2009 | Jay Jones
The Canadian Mountie museum here in the barren plains of Saskatchewan doesn't pander to Hollywood images such as Dudley Do-Right and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Yes, for special assignments, they really do wear those felt hats, scarlet tunics, and baggy pants known as breeches. But this place is much more about honoring the tradition of the men who brought law and order to a harsh land than about reinforcing stereotypes.
OPINION
September 26, 2006
Re "Deportation to Syria Backed," Sept. 20 What bothers me about the Maher Arar case is not so much the incompetence and violations of policy by Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police. A mistake can be understood. What bothers me is the acquiescence, by the Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service and the Foreign Affairs ministry, in the kidnapping and torture of a Canadian citizen by the U.S. and Syria. All the Canadian officials involved should at least lose their jobs and at most face charges of conspiracy to torture.
WORLD
March 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were shot and killed during a raid on a marijuana-growing operation in rural Alberta province, in one of the bloodiest days in the history of the national police, officials said. A suspect in the shootout also died when he turned his rifle on himself, said Bill Sweeney, Mounties commanding officer in Alberta. He said it was the worst loss of officers since about 1885.
WORLD
November 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
A Canadian deported to his native Syria by U.S. agents in 2002 said at a news conference Tuesday that he was tortured by Syrian agents. Maher Arar, a telecommunications engineer freed in October after a year in jail, said that during the first two weeks of prison he was beaten with shredded cables, and he endured psychological torture for much of the rest of his detention. Arar, 33, demanded a full public inquiry.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1997
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police formed a special fraud squad to probe the Bre-X Minerals Ltd. scandal, while the mining company's ousted exploration chief, John Felderhof, issued a statement saying he was unaware of any fraud at the Indonesian site. . . . Internet commerce company Nets Inc., led by former Lotus Development Corp. Chief Executive Jim Manzi, said it filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code because it could not get enough long-term financing.
NEWS
June 22, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new, entrepreneurial side of the world's most famous police force is on display here in Banff National Park at Sgt. Preston's Outpost, the first shop devoted to the sale of merchandise officially licensed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For decades, manufacturers and advertisers have used the image of the Canadian Mounties to sell products ranging from Barbie dolls to beer, swizzle sticks to sachets. But the RCMP and its constables never have seen a cent in return.
NEWS
November 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
Irate at being linked to alleged kickbacks in an Airbus deal, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney filed a $37-million lawsuit Monday against the government and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The lawsuit seeks the biggest libel award in Canada and is the first to be filed by a former prime minister against the government. Mulroney has assembled Canada's version of the "dream team" to handle his case--five of the country's most renowned lawyers.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|