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Pension plan discriminatory, female Mounties tell court Three retired female Mounties head to Federal Court today to argue that elements of the RCMP’s pension plan are outdated and sexist. If they’re successful, it could mean big changes for other public service pensions, their lawyer says. Joanne Fraser, Allison Pilgrim and Colleen Fox decided to work part time temporarily for the…

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We recently assisted a Member who sought help from the Legal Fund because he believed the promotion process was flawed. He also felt that the line officer was biased in favour of the one candidate over another and therefore there were grounds for filing a grievance. BACKGROUND: In 2011, the Member applied for a promotion to S/Sgt. and was unsuccessful.…

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In 2013, an application was made to the Legal Fund by the Staff Relations Representatives seeking funding for counsel to investigate the possibility of a claim concerning the RCMP’s delay in implementing pension portability for members who transferred to the RCMP prior to 2012 from other police departments. Eventually, forty-eight claims were filed in court to pursue damages flowing from…

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Dear Members: This communique is the follow up to the bulletin issued to all members of the Force on Feb 18, 2016 by the Commissioner advising that he was repealing the Agreement with The Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund (LF) on pay roll deductions effective March 30, 2016. The Commissioner advised you that you could expect correspondence from the LF.…

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*Cher membre :* Ce communiqué fait suite au bulletin distribué à tous les membres de la GRC le 18 février 2016 par le Commissaire, indiquant que l’Accord passé avec le Fonds de recours juridique des membres de la Gendarmerie (Fonds de recours juridique) sur les retenues salariales serait abrogé à compter du 30 mars 2016. Le Commissaire vous a alors…

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As the recently elected Chair of the Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund (MPMLF), and on behalf of the Executive and Directors, I welcome you to our website. It is an honour and privilege to serve as one of your MPMLF Executives and I hope that you will find this site to be informative and helpful. I will post a more…

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Nelligan O’Brien Payne (www.nelligan.ca) is one of Ontario’s most trusted and respected law firms. The firm is a full service law firm with a head office in Ottawa and an experienced team of over 60 Ottawa lawyers who provide legal services in many areas of law for clients across Canada including Employment Law, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Personal Injury,…

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5 members of a Detachment all had dealings with a husband and wife over a period of time and were subject to public complaints by the couple. All complaints were investigated and all determined to be unfounded. There was even a review by the Commission of Public Complaints. All complaints were dismissed. The couple continued with their vendetta against the…

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On January 16, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Robert Meredith et. al. v. Attorney General of Canada – sometimes referred to as the wage rollback case. The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the government’s decision to unilaterally roll back scheduled wage increases for RCMP members. Background On June 26, 2008, the Treasury Board of Canada…

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Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund Sets the Record Straight OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 – Mounted Police Members’ Legal Fund (MPMLF) set the record straight today on the legal support and protection currently available to RCMP officers across the country. “In media reports yesterday, the impression was left that accused and aggrieved RCMP officers had to fend for themselves in our…

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