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In his 1919 report, RNWMP Commissioner Ayles-worth Perry put considerable emphasis on the military-political character of the force as an aid to the civil power and boasted about its role in defeating the General Strike and generally controlling the dangerous classes.
As a result of these conflicting priorities, the provincial contracts with the RNWMP ended in 1916-17.
Bryan was the president of the RNWMP Veterans' Association.
Gray believed that this final act of defiance would not be tolerated; so he personally requested that the RNWMP intervene and support the "specials.
By the end of the war the RNWMP were a major component in Canada's rather ramshackle intelligence organisation with responsibility for all of the country west of Ontario.
This event involved a troop of armed and mounted RNWMP officers, 1,500 special police and hundreds of militia enforcing the Riot Act against a crowd of approximately 6,000 pro-strike veterans, strikers, and strike sympathizers as well as men, women and children onlookers.
118) On the night of 16/17 June, the Dominion Government acted, authorizing the arrest of ten Winnipeg strike leaders and RNWMP raids of the Labor Hall, Ukrainian Labor Temple, and Winnipeg SPC offices.
Horall has argued, in the face of pro-labour writing, that the RNWMP acted in a neutral fashion during the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919: See, "The Royal North West Mounted Police and Labor Unrest in Western Canada, 1919," in MacLeod, Lawful Authority, 133-150.
Fred English, Calgary agent of the CPR, has been served with four notices of infringement of the Lord's Day Act by the RNWMP authorities.
It turned me into a lifelong North West Mounted Police junkie and led to my acquisition of any number of bits and pieces of NWMP, RNWMP and RCMP memorabilia for my collection, not the least of which is the force's ultra-romantic Colt New Service revolver.
There was one day, known as Bloody Saturday, when the RNWMP made their charge.
In the northwest the advancing bourgeois moral order was in the final analysis the product of the activities of the RNWMP launched in 1873.
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