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A member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- ‘In this case, the traffickers sold the drugs to undercover Mounties.’
- ‘Being a Mountie is pretty close to being a member of the armed forces, with detachments sprinkled all over this wide country.’
- ‘In the early 1920s, Mounties not only made the arrests but also, to the chagrin of some lawyers seeking work, prosecuted cases.’
- ‘Uniformed police start shooing the crowd away, and it becomes a contest between the city cops and the Mounties to see who can get their yellow tape up first.’
- ‘In 1999 the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the Mounties were still not entitled to the union rights of other public sector workers.’
- ‘It then turned out that the Canadian Mounties had been investigating the man for a year and had quietly asked the U.S. government to pick him up.’
- ‘For the most part, the Mounties and police that were gathered in the area were just milling about, waiting for directions.’
- ‘Then they'll call up the Mounties for her to begin an investigation.’
- ‘The Mounties also executed a search warrant after the arrest was completed.’
- ‘When the Liberals proposed relocating the Mounties from the control of the Department of justice to the Department of National Defence, the force's future seemed especially imperilled.’
- ‘The Mounties, along with the ministries of Justice and Citizenship and Immigration, are responsible for the investigation and prosecution of suspected war criminals in Canada.’
- ‘As rich in tradition as any police force, the Mounties allow Sikhs to replace even their signature brown-felt Stetsons with department-issued turbans of uniform fabric, color and size.’
- ‘Protesting citizens will be in the streets, challenging 6,000 police and Mounties, with an opposite message: Democracy is threatened by the corporate vision of globalization.’
- ‘By that time, the Mounties, Galenzoski noted, had already been policing the area since 1895.’
- ‘After some research she comes to the conclusion that the Canadian identity is typified by that moment in 1873 when John A. MacDonald created the Mounties and sent them out west before the settlers could start killing Indians.’
- ‘This behaviour earned him 40 convictions and no friends amongst the Mounties, who must have been happy to help immigration authorities send him back to his native land.’
- ‘For the ordinary Mounties involved in policing the drug trade, like any Mounted Policeman at the time, there were long hours, for a low rate of pay, and often under poor conditions.’
- ‘If the Canadian Mounties can help, we will call them too.’
- ‘In the movie, a young black man, through his pluck and determination, becomes a Canadian Mountie and buys a large ranch that earns him great financial success.’
- ‘I suppose that while hockey, beavers and Mounties do indeed make me proud to be Canadian, it would be a disservice to the greatness of my country to describe my pride by merely referencing those symbols.’
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