News and Opinions

February 24, 2021

Passing of Regimental No. 64971 Cst. Jasmine Thiara

It is with great sadness that the RCMP Veterans’ Association acknowledges the passing of Cst. Jasmine Thiara from Richmond, British Columbia. We recognize that this is […]
February 18, 2021

RCMP officer awarded French Defense Medal

B.C. Lower Mainland District, International Policing 2021-02-17 11:37 PST The French government awarded Chief Superintendent Maureen Levy, Lower Mainland District RCMP and Assistant District Commander with […]
February 17, 2021
Randy Wilson

Senior Police Managers must not kowtow to political rhetoric

A recent article I read in the globe and mail has pushed me to where I can no longer bite my tongue and remain silent. It […]
February 8, 2021

RCMP officer rescues P.E.I. driver stranded in snowy ditch for 4 hours

A P.E.I. driver stranded in a ditch for four hours early Monday morning is safe after an RCMP officer noticed his hazard lights and was able […]
February 6, 2021
RCMP Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations for RCMP officers should be a priority, union tells officials

The union representing front-line RCMP officers is asking federal and provincial officials to consider Mounties for priority access to COVID-19 vaccination. The National Police Federation says […]
January 15, 2021

Manitoba RCMP officer rescues man from icy waters of Saskatchewan River

Shane Gibson Global News Manitoba RCMP say an officer tied a rope around himself and crawled out onto thin ice on a river in Grand Rapids […]
December 19, 2020

HMCS Winnipeg returns to B.C. after master sailor lost at sea

Today, we welcomed home HMCS Winnipeg to CFB Esquimalt to honour the memory of Master Sailor Duane Earle, who we tragically lost at sea earlier this week. We are thinking about his family, friends & loved ones today, and we’ll be there to support them in their grief,” he wrote.
December 19, 2020

Rebuttal of an Accusatory Article in the Toronto Star

Under the headline "RCMP displays 'pure cruelty' in charging shooter's wife", she proceeds to state the RCMP, “arguably the meanest and most incompetent police force in Canada, really outdid itself before, during and after the mass slaughter of 22 people". (Why?) "That's because it's Nova Scotia, a have-not Province where it's easier to disdain the population you police and get away with it".
December 18, 2020

Christmas messages from the outgoing and incoming Ottawa Division presidents

Michel Pelletier (Outgoing President) “In this last message as your President, I certainly want to acknowledge the exceptional work of your ODVA Executive Committee. We have […]
November 26, 2020
Marc Hovingh

Fallen OPP Officer Marc Hovingh

The RCMP Veterans’ Association wishes to express its sincerest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Cst. Marc Hovingh who was killed during an altercation […]
November 12, 2020
Veterans' Affairs Canada

Cost of Living Error

Between 2003-2010, Veterans Affair Canada (VAC) clients (RCMP and DND) and survivor’s pensions were affected by the government failing to include the Cost of Living in their yearly Disability pensions
October 6, 2020


SUPPORTING ALL 52 “H” DIVISION RCMP (NOVA SCOTIA) DETACHMENTS In early August 2020, the Nova Scotia Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association launched a campaign within its membership that was geared to demonstrate support to all the Nova Scotia Detachments and personnel.
October 3, 2020


Strategic Planning and Development for the Association: Under the direction of the Board, the CAO: • Develops the Mission Statement and sets the goals for the departments; • Develops and supports strategic priorities, community/corporate relationships and industry partnerships; • Develops business and procedural plans community/corporate relationships and industry partnerships;
September 30, 2020

Ottawa Division 2020 Education Awards Winners

On September 18, RCMPVA Ottawa Division President Michel Pelletier drew five names for the Education Awards with Ron Lewis, Chair, Education Awards Program. In partnership with […]
September 2, 2020
Yves Duguay

The RCMP must change

August 1, 2020
Nolan Russell, then 7, punches the air in happiness after mounting the Clydesdale named Russell in honor of his father, who died on duty in 2011. June 21, 2016. - Chris So/Toronto Star

The Passing of Russell

Given the long association of the Force with equine companions and in common cause with other Canadian Police Forces it was felt that we should recognize and sympathize with the Toronto Police Service in the death of a unique horse from their mounted unit. A special member of the Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) Mounted Unit has died.
July 26, 2020

Bob Harriman Painting of “Operation Morale Builder” Airdrie Detachment

A close friend of Ron Wesner, Bob Harriman, crafted this beautiful painting of our Drive By at Airdrie Detachment. Bob wishes to donate the painting to the Members of Airdrie Detachment and arrangements are currently underway to do so.
July 22, 2020
Minister of Justice Cliff Cullen

Manitoba Minister of Justice Cliff Cullen

I would like to first express my appreciation for your service, and for the commitment demonstrated by law enforcement officers across Manitoba to their respective communities.
July 21, 2020

Undermining trust in police is dangerous for us all

As anti-police rhetoric in Canada has intensified over the past weeks, I confess that the Mountie in me has been stirred to anger. Not because of what one might assume – that I refuse to acknowledge that serious mistakes have been made, or that I am eager to let police leadership off the proverbial hook – but rather, because of the volume of quick, easy and short-sighted criticism from our politicians and pundits, much of it proffered without any balance or nuance.
July 11, 2020

RCMP/NPF Statement: Speculation on Rideau Hall Arrest

March 31, 2017

Enhanced disability management and accommodation program to be launched

On April 1, 2017, the RCMP will launch an enhanced Disability Management and Accommodation Program for members. The purpose of this program is to provide coordinated […]
April 5, 2017

Veterans Bill of Rights turns 10

A decade ago, on April 3, 2007, the Canadian Veterans Bill of Rights was given Royal Assent. It is perhaps not widely known that the Veterans […]
April 6, 2017

RCMP to commemorate 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge

As part of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge this year, the RCMP is proud to send a ceremonial troop to participate in […]
April 6, 2017

Regular member pay increase for 2015 and 2016

In a statement today, Commissioner Bob Paulson made the following announcement: “I am advised that the Treasury Board has approved a pay package for Regular Members […]
April 10, 2017

Employment opportunity for vets

The RCMP has five (5) job openings for the position of Peer Support Coordinator, Operational Stress Injury, OSI, Anticipatory (Reference Number: RCM17J-018486-000020) in Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver […]
April 10, 2017

RCMPVA President’s letter to Minister of Public Safety on regular member pay

Dear Minister (Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.), On behalf of the Board of Directors, Governors and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans’ Association, I […]
April 12, 2017

Commissioner’s message on pay increases

Public trust and confidence in the RCMP are crucial to our mission. It is important that we all pause for a minute and reflect on how […]
April 18, 2017

Veterans, their families and friends invited to special Musical Ride performance

Veterans, their families and friends are invited to the grounds of the stables for a special encore performance of the Musical Rise on Wednesday, May 17, […]
April 20, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday to S/Sgt Bill Fridgen (Ret.) Reg #13967

George William “Bill” Fridgen, a retired RCMP veteran of 40 years is celebrating his 100th birthday on April 27, 2017. A resident of Iroquois Ontario, Bill […]
April 21, 2017

In The Quarterly’s Spring 2017 issue

Moving on to Greener Pastures By Tanya Baglole The clip clop of horse’s hooves on the concrete stable floor rings in the background. Outside, yearlings munch […]