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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day Act
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This version is current as of July 21, 2017.
It has been in effect since November 10, 2016, when this Act came into force.
 

C.C.S.M. c. R200

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day Act

(Assented to November 10, 2016)

WHEREAS in 1873 the Parliament of Canada established a police force named the North-West Mounted Police to enforce the law in Canada's newly acquired territory in Western Canada;

AND WHEREAS the North-West Mounted Police was first based in Manitoba;

AND WHEREAS in 1919 the Parliament of Canada voted to form a national police force by merging the North-West Mounted Police and the Dominion Police of Eastern Canada, and on February 1, 1920, the newly formed police force was named the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;

AND WHEREAS the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has continued to grow as a police force having jurisdiction in eight provinces and three territories and, through its national police services, offers resources to other Canadian law enforcement agencies;

AND WHEREAS today the scope of services and operations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada has expanded and includes enforcement against organized crime, terrorism, illicit drugs, economic crimes and offences that threaten the integrity of Canada's national borders;

AND WHEREAS the men and women of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have given much to our communities in terms of service and sacrifice;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to recognize and promote awareness of the important history and role of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day

1           In each year, February 1 is to be known throughout Manitoba as Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day.

C.C.S.M. reference

2           This Act may be referred to as chapter R200 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.