(27) Ensor letter to Commanding Officer, G Division RNWMP
, June 4, 1909; LAC files.
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.
It imposed complete press censorship, banned various political organizations, had the RNWMP
intercept mail and deported those it deemed to be troublemakers.
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.
Bryan, president of the RNWMP
Veterans' Association, Richardson was introduced to the story of Father Leon Doucet, still living at the Roman Catholic mission in Cluny: According to Sir Cecil Denny's account of events in October 1875, the priest was the first individual he encountered upon arrival.
A: A check of my research material does not indicate that your gun was specifically issued to the RNWMP
, though New Services with numbers very close to yours (albeit in .45 Colt) have been identified as Mountie guns.
When the "forbidden" rally began on 21 June 1919, Mayor Gray had at his disposal the "special" force of nearly 2,000 men, the reinforced RNWMP
contingent, and the militia, which was 800 strong and "armed to the teeth".
As commissioner of the Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP
) from August 1900 to March 1923, Perry is profiled as the architect of the modern RCMP.
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.
) and operating under the assumed name Harry Blask, was also an undercover agent and a star Crown witness.
[Gilbert E.] Sanders, superintendent of the RNWMP
here, who was sitting as magistrate, and R.B.