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Did the strike actually take place in 1919?

Dear Editor,
Your “Flashback” piece (08 December 2003) indicates that the original newspaper article “…appeared sometime in the 1930s…” However, the original article refers to involvement by “…Four members of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police of Canada…”
In fact, though, the name “Royal Northwest Mounted Police” existed only from 1904 until 1920. From 1873 to 1904, the Mounties were simply the “Northwest Mounted Police”. In 1904, King Edward VII bestowed the “Royal” designation. In 1920, reorganisation occurred, and the Mounties absorbed the Dominion Police. (The latter force had been responsible for Federal policing in Eastern Canada.) Concurrent with reorganisation, the newly combined Federal police forces became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. As readers will surely infer, the new name reflected the Mounties’ greatly expanded jurisdiction.
Did the woodcutters’ strike actually occur in 1919, perhaps in imitation of the Winnipeg General Strike in May-June 1919? Alternatively, did a newspaper reporter err by referring to the Mounties by their former name?
–Keith Bricknell
Toronto, Ont.