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The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says the RCMP has been painfully slow to react to recommendations to better protect Mounties.

Spokesman Rob Creasser says its been seven years since recommendations for better weaponry, and improved body armour were tabled in the wake of the murders of four RCMP officers in mayerthorpe alberta in 2005….. Creasser 1 Creasser believes its comes down to a lack of money….with RCMP budgets trimmed…and officers not getting the training they need to be safe in their jobs.It’s been seven years since Human Resources and Skills Development Canada came out with recommendations that Mounties be better armed…and be provided with improved body armour. Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada spokesman Rob Creasser says those recommendations came in the wake of the murders of 4 RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe Alberta….in 2005. Creasser 2 Creasser fears reduced funding for rcmp budgets, and a lack of advocacy is a likely reason for the long delay. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada says its tragic that its taken seven years to start acting on recommendations made seven years ago in the wake of the murders of four police officers in Mayerthorpe Alberta. Spokesman Rob Creasser fears its all because of reduced budgets for the RCMP….and a lack of advocacy. Creasser 3 Recommendations from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada recommended RCMP be armed with better weapons, and improved body armour.