Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day Act

An Act to establish Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day

Sponsor

Mel Arnold  Conservative

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

Status

Introduced, as of June 20, 2019

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Summary

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This enactment establishes the first day of February, in each year, as “Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day”.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day ActRoutine Proceedings

June 20th, 2019 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Mel Arnold Conservative North Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-467, An Act to establish Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day.

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to have the opportunity to present this private member's bill today, seconded by my good friend and colleague, the member for Yellowhead. This initiative was started by a small group of constituents in my riding of North Okanagan—Shuswap and the support has grown exponentially across the region, the province and now the country.

February 1, 2020, will mark the 100th anniversary of the forming of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For almost a century, they have been defending the law, “Maintiens le droit”. This bill would designate February 1 each year as Royal Canadian Mounted Police day. I recognize that it is the end of this 42nd Parliament, but I look forward to returning in the 43rd Parliament to ensure our national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, are recognized for their 100th anniversary.

I want to thank members in my riding, Martin von Holst and Guy Bailey, for their incredible work on this and I look forward to moving this forward when we return in the fall.

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