Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act

An Act to Amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (labour relations)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Dan McTeague  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Sept. 16, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment provides for the establishment of a labour relations scheme for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to govern collective bargaining, grievance procedures, and strike offences. The Public Service Labour Relations Board will administer these labour relations in a manner analogous to that in which it administers labour relations in the public service. The enactment repeals Part III of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, which contains different grievance procedures.


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Royal Canadian Mounted Police ActRoutine Proceedings

September 16th, 2009 / 3:30 p.m.
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Dan McTeague Liberal Pickering—Scarborough East, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-437, An Act to Amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act (labour relations).

Mr. Speaker, I assure you that my comments will be very appropriate.

It is my pleasure once again to introduce this bill, An Act to Amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act. I am pleased to have the support of not only my caucus colleagues in the Liberal Party but also more important, our critic in the area of public safety, the member for Ajax—Pickering.

The bill would provide the RCMP with the right to collectively bargain, a right our national police force surprisingly has never had. This bill would also provide the RCMP with a proper and appropriate grievance process, one that would replace the staff relations program, which was struck down by the courts earlier this year.

Hopefully, collective bargaining rights can help protect officers in the RCMP from situations such as the one that occurred earlier this year when the government unilaterally rolled back the RCMP's promised wage increases.

The time to move on this is now. I ask for the support of all members to do just that.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)