Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regulations, 1988 (SOR/88-361)

Regulations are current to 2014-07-22

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a member who is not a peace officer may, while off duty, participate in political activities.

  • (2) A member shall advise the appropriate officer in writing before participating in any of the following activities:

    • (a) running for nomination, or standing as a candidate, in a federal, provincial or territorial election or in an election for the council of a regional, municipal or local government or the council or other governing body of a band or first nation;

    • (b) standing as a candidate for the leadership of a political party;

    • (c) soliciting or receiving funds for a political party, for any person standing as a candidate in any type of election described in paragraph (a), or for a candidate for the leadership of a political party; or

    • (d) soliciting or receiving funds for a person or association taking or proposing to take a position publicly for or against any question that is the subject of a direct vote by the population if the soliciting or receiving of funds is directly linked to the question that is the subject of the direct vote.

  • SOR/99-26, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-251, s. 1.

 A member who is elected in a federal, provincial or territorial election or who becomes the leader of a political party may not remain a member of the Force if the member decides to assume the duties of the office to which the member has been elected. The member must advise the appropriate officer, by notice in writing, if the member decides to assume the duties of the elected office and to retire or resign from the Force.

  • SOR/99-26, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-251, s. 1.
  •  (1) Should the appropriate officer determine, at any time, that the discharging of the duties of elected office by any member who is elected to the council of a regional, municipal or local government, or the council or other governing body of a band or first nation, is seriously interfering with the performance of the member’s duties in the Force, compromising an ongoing criminal investigation in which the member is involved, or seriously impairing the impartiality or integrity of the Force, the appropriate officer shall so advise the member by notice in writing.

  • (2) Within five days after receiving the notice referred to in subsection (1), the member shall inform the appropriate officer, in writing, of the corrective measures the member intends to take.

  • SOR/99-26, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-251, s. 1.

Sanction of Dismissal or Demotion — Officers

  •  (1) A recommendation for the dismissal or demotion of an officer made pursuant to subsection 45.12(3) of the Act, that has not been dealt with on an appeal pursuant to section 45.14 of the Act, shall be sent to the Commissioner who shall forward the recommendation through the Minister to the Governor in Council for a determination.

  • (2) Where a recommendation referred to in subsection (1) is forwarded to the Governor in Council, the Governor in Council may

    • (a) reject the recommendation;

    • (b) dismiss the officer from the Force; or

    • (c) demote the officer, other than an inspector, to a lower rank.