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Slain Alberta RCMP Officer receives a regimental headstone…. 100 years later

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Alberta RCMP honour fallen officer with regimental headstone

The Edmonton RCMP Veterans Association has raised funds and will parade alongside serving members of the Alberta RCMP to honour Corporal Maxwell George Bailey (Reg. No 4968) with a regimental headstone.

On April 23, 1913, Corporal Bailey and three constables from his detachment were dispatched to a farm near Grassy Lake, Alberta to investigate a report of a man shooting at his neighbour. As the RCMP team approached the house, the suspect, Oscar Fonberg, began shooting. Corporal Bailey was killed instantly and both Constable Stad and Constable Whitley were wounded. Constable Tetley shielded the wounded constables and then called for additional help.

More RCMP quickly arrived and Fonberg was soon located by a member who was riding his horse to the murder scene. Sergeant Louis Holbrook arrested the wounded Fonberg, without resistance.  At trial, Fonberg was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Corporal Bailey.

Corporal Bailey was given a regimental funeral and recorded on the RCMP Honour Roll as the 39th RCMP member to have died while executing their duties. However, no proper regimental headstone was obtained and installed.

Bailey Boulevard at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, ON was named after Corporal Maxwell G. Bailey, and Bailey Court at ‘Depot’ Division was also named after him. His name is commemorated on the ‘K’ Division Wall of Honour.

The RCMP tradition of courage is rooted in the brave actions of young men like Maxwell Bailey. We hope, over 100 years later, that this marker will inspire quiet reflection on Corporal Bailey’s ultimate sacrifice, and the many officers who have done the same in service of our fellow Canadians.

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Alberta paving the way for newcomers to get to work

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From the Government of Alberta: Ensuring fairness for newcomers

Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act, will help newcomers get their credentials recognized, so they can quickly get to work in their fields to help grow the economy and create jobs.

The act is a key part of the government’s Fairness for Newcomers Action Plan.

Highly trained immigrant professionals can sometimes spend years jumping through regulatory hoops while their skills atrophy.

This can result in a significant loss of economic productivity for the Alberta economy. If passed, the Fair Registration Practices Act would cut red tape, remove barriers, speed up the process where possible, hold professional bodies accountable, and increase fairness and transparency.

Our goal is to get all Albertans back to work. Too often, we hear stories of ‘doctors driving cabs’ syndrome – and we are taking action to make sure newcomers’ credentials are evaluated and assessed objectively and in a timely manner.” Jason Kenney, Premier

“It’s important for Alberta’s professional bodies to maintain high professional standards while allowing qualified newcomers to fully contribute to our economy. And not only that, giving newcomers the chance to pursue the careers they’ve trained for is, simply put, the right thing to do.” Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration

“The settlement sector in Alberta has been advocating for fair recognition of newcomer qualifications for decades. The proven detrimental impact of underemployment of newcomer professionals is felt not only within their own families, but throughout society as well. We are certain that fair recognition of credentials will improve the quality of life of all Albertans, and are grateful this legislation is being introduced so quickly by the new government.” Anila Lee Yuen, president & CEO, Centre for Newcomers

The proposed bill would:

  • Provide the authority to create a Fair Registration Practices Office.
  • Reduce the red tape associated with the assessment of foreign credentials.
  • Work with regulators to ensure registration practices are transparent, objective, impartial and fair.
  • Maintain Alberta’s high professional standards.

Bill 11 would require regulatory bodies to:

  • Assess applications and communicate assessment decisions within specific time frames for interim registration decisions and within reasonable time frames for final registration decisions.
  • Submit reports regarding fair registration practices to the minister responsible for the act.

“ASET is the regulator of engineering and geoscience technology practice in Alberta, and is committed to fully objective criteria for certification, and a level playing field for all applicants. Having long since adopted high standards of fairness in our admissions practices, ASET applauds the initiative for fair assessment of all applicants.” Barry Cavanaugh, CEO, Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

If passed, the legislation would come into force on proclamation.

Quick facts

  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canadians would earn up to $17 billion more annually if their learning credentials were fully recognized.
    • Immigrants are the largest group, with an estimated 524,000 international credential holders affected by a lack of learning recognition.
  • Provinces such as Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia already have fairness legislation to ensure that professional regulatory organizations have fair registration practices.
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Child found safe. Suspect arrested after Amber Alert issued.

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Do not approach the suspect. Please contact the RCMP at Fairview at 780-835-4031 if you have any information.

 Description: At 9:45 AM this morning, 7 month old Jameson Sundby was abducted from his home in Fairview. Jameson Sundby has blonde hair and blue eyes, and is wearing a blue t-shirt with a star on it and grey sweat pants with cars on them. Jameson Sundby was abducted by his father John Sundby. John Sundby is 5′ 11″ tall and 230 lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.

They were last seen leaving a residence in Fairview, driving a 2012, black Dodge Ram 3500, Alberta licence plate C-B-F, 3 3 1 3. The vehicle was last seen leaving Fairview, in an unknown direction. 

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