Welcome to the Mounted Police Members Legal Fund Website
On behalf of the MPMLF Executive I would like to welcome you to this website and hope you find it informative and beneficial. I have been a member of the Force since 1986 and a member of the MPMLF since 1998. As a Director, I believe in the Fund and its founding principles so was deeply honoured to assume the role of Chair of the MPMLF in January of this year.
The Fund has enjoyed many successes over its 14 year history providing a unique perspective and, at times, alternative solutions for issues and concerns for our membership coast to coast. As our world and especially our workplace have become more legalistic, the Fund has stood by its membership to ensure policy, procedure and fairness are consistently applied within the workplace. A multitude of issues, many unique in nature, have surfaced over the last several years, not the least of which include the wage rollback of 2008, the MPAO decision of 2009, the challenge to the RCMP Accommodation and Travel Directive of 2010 and the most pressing issue of all, Bill C-42 and its ramifications on the future of labour relations for the RCMP membership. Through all of these issues your MPMLF has continued to ensure that your voices are being heard and that you are protected. It is crucial that the Fund continue to protect the welfare and dignity of its membership at all levels in natural justice and the laws of Canada.
It is our responsibility as Directors of your Fund to protect the members who make sacrifices and take risks each and every day in the course of our duties protecting Canadian citizens. The MPMLF has a proud tradition of supporting its members through the labour relations program. We will continue to work on behalf of the membership to ensure the RCMP, Treasury Board and all other government departments deal with the issues in a fair and legal process which is consistent with the RCMP Act and its Regulations.
The costs associated with legal challenges are substantial and forever rising and we are prepared to meet these costs. Your investment will prove more than worthwhile should you ever have to draw on the Fund. The protection and peace of mind which comes with the assistance the Fund can provide in all types of legal matters is priceless. I encourage you all to peruse the material on this website and become involved in the issues. The MPMLF is proud to support and act on behalf of its members and it is our hope that if you are not yet a member, that you join today.
Paul Joyal, Chair
Mounted Police Members' Legal Fund
February 23, 2011