Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 18, 2008 14:15 ET

The Government of Canada Pays Tribute to RCMP as a Symbol of Canadian Identity

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - On behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament (Regina-Qu'Appelle), will take part in the RCMP Heritage Centre's new speakers' series. He will pay tribute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as an important symbol of Canadian identity.

An audience composed mainly of high school students, university students, and a troupe of RCMP cadets will gather to hear about the history of the RCMP over the past 134 years.

Mr. Scheer will speak about how the RCMP has evolved into a world-renowned organization that has adapted as Canada has grown in population and diversity.

"The RCMP has been an integral part of Canada's historical and cultural landscape. They helped form and protect our nation and played a significant role in creating the Canadian identity," said Secretary of State Kenney. "They helped in the settlement of the Canadian West by keeping the peace as numerous cultures came together."

The Government of Canada is committed to preserving and promoting the fundamental values of democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney,
    Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    819 934-1122
    or
    RCMP Heritage Centre
    Karen Worobec
    306-737-7577