Manitoba Act-May 12, 1870.
Despite PM Macdonald's reluctance, Manitoba entered Canada as a province, not a territory. English- and French-language rights were safeguarded, as were Protestant and Roman Catholic educational rights; the right to education in either English or French was not protected.
The Dominion retained control of natural resources, in particular unallocated land, which was to be sold to support the building of a Pacific railway and to be the magnet for a vast
Why do you think it was difficult to keep law and order in the North West in the 1870s?
“Proud of our traditions and confident in meeting future challenges, we commit to preserve the peace, uphold the law and provide quality service in partnership with our communities.” – Mission Statement
move, the column of men
and supplies stretched for
almost 8 kms from the
leader to the rear guard.
In 1903, the first mounted police post north of the Arctic Circle was established at Fort McPherson.
The years following World War II saw a continued expansion of the RCMP’s role as a provincial force.
In 1950, it assumed responsibility for provincial policing in Newfoundland and absorbed the British Columbia provincial police.
“The Mounted Police made the Canadian West a different kind of place than the American West.”
What do you think this could mean?
Review “A Mountie’s Diary” on page 128-129