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July 18, 2019
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RCMP transfers land of residential school cemetery to commemorative association

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has transferred the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) cemetery to the RIIS Commemorative Association. This land transfer honours the memory of the children buried in the cemetery during the school’s 19 years of operation and implements the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action No. 75 to protect and maintain sites where residential school children were buried.

Retired RCMP civilian member honours female officers & shines spotlight on missing women & children in second novel

Helen C. Escott, a retired RCMP civilian member, has released her second crime thriller: Operation Vanished, and named her main character after “two of the most dedicated and honourable police officers... extraordinary women who put their shoulders to the glass ceiling and shattered it...”

One of the “first warriors of RCMP unionization” dies in plane crash

James Duggan, a well-known Montreal lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of RCMP officers to unionize, was among the three victims of a plane crash that occurred in a remote region of northern Quebec last week.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: CBSA Officer Tamara Lopez

In this episode of Blue Line, The Podcast, we sit down with Border Services Officer Tamara Lopez. She is with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Greater Toronto Area and is also a TV host, actor, mentor, conference speaker, a lifelong volunteer, former mascot and a new Serving with Pride director. » Read more

National Police Federation becomes Mounties’ new bargaining agent

In a step toward unionizing for the first time in the force’s history, CBC reports RCMP members voted overwhelmingly to certify the National Police Federation as their new bargaining agent. » Learn more

Canada to compensate 718 gay purge victims in class action settlement

Some victims of the federal government’s gay purge were so devastated by the experience that even decades later they needed the help of a therapist to fill out forms to receive financial compensation, says the lawyer who led a successful class action. » Learn more

CentralSquare launches ShareBlueSmiles to share positive officer stories

CentralSquare, a provider of public sector software, announced a new campaign this month, ShareBlueSmiles, to spotlight police officers across North America who go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities. » Learn more
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Calgary Police Rodeo

Date: Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Cochrane, Alta.
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CACP 2019

Date: Aug. 11-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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IPA Canada Section Training Week – Region 9

Date: Aug. 12-18, 2019
Location: Chilliwack, B.C.
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World Association of Detectives 94th Annual Conference

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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