posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 10:28 PM
No they are not the same.
RCMP is what happened after RMCP divided into RCMP and CSIS. "Our Camp" and "See Sis, (it's like this.....)", for those who play with words.
It's too easy to find conflicting concepts in reference to FBI and RCMP, because at some point in time in the last decades, Canada began to lose the
term provincial in relation to what they now call 'federal'. I may be confused-as I'm not Canadian, but my understanding was that things used to be
called 'Provincial' in the way the states term things 'federal' and now in Canada the term Federal is used-not that the term Provincial is
obsolete. My second biggest complaint with what I see as Canada's Americanization of structure. First the (for purposes) disbanding of the
'Mounties' as they were. Then the implantation of the term 'Federal'. It causes confusion. Something to check out anyhow. I heard it at the
border. Maybe at the canada border there are united states officers. I don't know for sure. Great luck with your career! And shoot for the top~go
*omitted for off topic-ness*
However.... this is not to say that an FBI doesn't work double in the RCMP or vice versa.
Not so long ago there was something of a sharing of information contract like *thingy* between the states and our sister up north. I don't know the
specific name of the document or set of understandings-or where to find it to link, as whatever words it would be called, escape me. Though I'm sure
someone with the right key words at the moment could find a starting point on it on google, if it is not already widely known.
Still... no. RCMP is what *used to be* to Canada, what the FBI is to the United States today, as far as I understand it.
They used to proudly ride their horses, the RCMP. Now the country is importing the beasts as a food source, if rumor serves. Is that true? Sigh. This
so broke my heart. I was going to study becoming a 'Mountie' in the states 6th grade--back then only boys though. :-( The school didn't let me
research it anyways. Which I thought was odd....
But, now I get it.
[edit on 23-10-2008 by HugmyRek]