Essay on Canada 's National Police Force

2214 Words Nov 30th, 2016 9 Pages
The main responsibility of all police officers is to keep order and peace between people within a community. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is Canada’s national police force. The RCMP also serves as the official police force for various Canadian provinces and territories. In fact, the only provinces in Canada that have their own provincial police forces are Ontario, Quebec and a portion of Newfoundland. Canada is a parliamentary democracy, their government is not founded on revolutionary or rational ideals but they are based of off the more evolved model of the English Government. Canada ‘recognizes the British monarch as its head of state, and its executive authority is not separate but responsible to the House of Commons, which is the legislative arm of the government.’(palmiotto,34) The Capital is Ottawa and has 10 provinces and 3 territories; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon. Canada’s constitution is made up of unwritten and written acts, customs, judicial decisions, and traditions dating from 1763. The written part of the constitution consists of the Constitution Act of 29 March 1867, which created a federation of four provinces and the Constitution Act of 17 April 1982. The legal system in Canada is common law system except in Quebec, where civil law based on the French civil code.
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