Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Supplementary Estimates (A)

  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's mandate is to: prevent and investigate crime, maintain peace and order, enforce laws, contribute to national security, ensure the safety of senior officials and foreign missions, and provide operational support services to other law enforcement agencies within Canada and abroad.
  • The Supplementary Estimates "A" total amount for the RCMP is $273.9M, or 7.4% of authorities to-date. A detailed breakout is provided below.

Key Facts

  • The Supplementary Estimates "A" total amount for the RCMP is $273.9M, or 7.4% of authorities to-date.
  • The RCMP is anticipating to receive Treasury Board authority to increase its appropriations by $266.4M for the following new programs:
    • $116.0M for funding to compensate members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for injuries received in the performance of duty;
    • $50.1M for funding for the Merlo Davidson out-of-court settlement;
    • $45.3M for funding for the Contract Policing Program;
    • $26.4M for funding for the renewal of radio systems in
    • Ontario, Quebec, and the National Capital Region;
    • $15.0M for funding to enhance federal policing cybercrime enforcement capacity;
    • $5.6M for funding to correct the indexation of disability pension (horizontal item);
    • $1.4M for funding to implement provisions of the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act;
    • $1.2M for funding to renew the New Brunswick radio system;

Details – $266.4M increase for the following new programs:

Compensation for RCMP Injuries

  • $116.0M for funding to compensate members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for injuries received in the performance of duty;

Merlo Davidson Out-of-court Settlement

  • $50.1M for funding for the Merlo Davidson out-of-court settlement;
    • Access to funds earmarked by Budget 2019 to support additional costs related to the Class-Action settlement to pay for the assessment of claims and awarding settlements related to legal claims of harassment.

Contract Policing Program

  • $45.3M for funding for the Contract Policing Program;
    • Access of incremental funding in support of Contract Policing Program for the 2019-20 fiscal year under new funding model. The Vote Netted Revenue components and the associated operating funding has already been received via RCMP Q1 Allotment report.

Radio Systems

  • $26.4M for funding for the renewal of radio systems in Ontario, Quebec, and the National Capital Region;
    • Access to Budget 2018 funding to design, acquire and implement a radio infrastructure system, replacing old equipment at radio tower sites and dispatch centers in Ontario, Quebec and the National Capital Region.

Cybercrime

  • $15.0M for funding to enhance federal policing cybercrime enforcement capacity;
    • Access to Budget 2018 funding to enhance RCMP's capacity to prevent and investigate domestic and international cyber related criminal activities.

Disability Pension

  • $5.6M for funding to correct the indexation of disability pension (horizontal item);
    • This submission provided funding over two years 2019-20 and 2020-21 to correct an historical indexation error that occurred between 2003 and 2010 under the Pension Act. The RCMP will require the full amount identified for indexation.

Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act

  • $1.4M for funding to implement provisions of the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act;
    • Access to new funding from an off-cycle funding decision to implement system changes in support of the implementation of the new expungement regime that will allow individuals convicted of having engaged in sexual activity with a same sex partner, (that would be lawful today), to have their conviction information permanently destroyed.

New Brunswick Radio System

  • $1.2M for funding to renew the New Brunswick radio system;
    • Access Budget 2018 funding for additional radio tower sites along the New Brunswick border with the United States to support RCMP Federal Policing mandated activities.

Pensions and other Employee Benefits

  • $5.4M for statutory appropriations related to pensions and other employee benefits.

Details – Re-profile of $7.7M for amounts not spent in 2018-2019 for specific initiatives.

  • Because the RCMP had no operating budget carry forward (OBCF) authority in fiscal year 2018-2019, we are asking to re-profile $7.7M for amounts not spent on the following specific initiatives:
    • $2.7M to cover the start-up costs related to funding for the Initiative to take action against Guns and Gangs;
    • $2.4M to cover the start-up costs related to the National Cybercrime
    • Co-ordination Unit;
    • $0.7M to cover the costs related to the replacement of the implementation a new federal framework for the legalization and regulation of Cannabis;
    • $0.5M to cover the costs related to the final stages of star up for the replacement of the RCMP National Forensics Laboratory from Vancouver to Surrey, BC;
    • $0.5M to cover the start-up costs related to funding to address Gender-Based Violence;
    • $0.4M to cover the costs related to the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy, not incurred in 2018-19;
    • $0.3M to cover the costs related to funding for the National Office of Investigative Standards and Practices to oversee investigations of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; and,
    • $0.2M to cover the start-up costs related to funding to address Drug Impaired Driving.

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