An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act

This bill was last introduced in the 36th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 1999.

Sponsor

Andy Scott  Liberal

Status

Not active
(This bill did not become law.)

Elsewhere

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April 14th, 2016 / 12:55 p.m.
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Executive Officer and Secretary, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans' Association

Mark Gaillard

Do you mind if I just follow up a bit? This just struck me, as Ron was speaking.

In terms of deployment, the RCMP is deployed 24-7. I always say that we are deployed 24-7: always deployed, never in garrison. There is no preparatory stage or training, then a deployment, and then you come back and everything is fine. You'll be looked after, and everything is safe again.

RCMP members are deployed every day of their career into their area of operations. Yes, there are distinctive ideas when they deploy overseas in special duty areas, and that was why Bill C-12, in 1998, was amended to consider the workplace-related injuries sustained by members who were deployed internationally in special duty areas. That is why that section was put in, in the first place.

The idea that there is a pre-deployment stage, a deployment, and then a post-deployment drill they go through—that does not happen in the RCMP. You are always deployed. You deploy to your area of operations, and you go with your family. They are deployed, too. We are domestically deployed. That's what's happening, and that is part of that unique nature of the RCMP as an organization.