Call for BackUp

Call for BackUp


December 29, 2008 13:30 ET

RCMP Members Call for Backup

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 29, 2008) - Members of the RCMP are calling for backup from friends of the Force and ordinary Canadians through a new public campaign at

Recently, the Harper government took the unprecedented step of rolling back RCMP wages. This site was created to enable the public, RCMP members and friends of the Force to contact the Harper government directly to express their support for the rank and file of the RCMP; front line members who work hard to keep Canadians and their communities safe.

While we understand that many Canadians are suffering in these tough economic times, this rollback will negatively affect Canadians and the communities in which we live. The wage roll back will make it difficult to retain experienced members and even harder to recruit new ones; this wage rollback is about the future of the RCMP.

RCMP members will always do their duty to the best of their abilities, just as they've always done but this rollback may mean there will fewer of us spread thinner than ever. Canadians suffer when the RCMP suffers. We are calling for their back-up now. is a new forum to help spread the word, generate support and spark discussion about this wage rollback and what it means for Canadian public safety. The RCMP's Staff Relations Representative Program, with support from the Mounted Police Members' Legal Fund, developed this tool for visitors to express their support for RCMP members.

The website includes:

- A discussion forum;

- News updates on the situation;

- Important background information;

- Electronic postcards to spread the word; and,

- A form letter that you can send to your local Member of Parliament.

Visit the site at

Contact Information

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Brian Roach, National Executive
    Staff Relations Representative Program
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Bob Meredith, National Executive
    Staff Relations Representative Program