Sub sub series FC 3216 S2 1.2.15 - [Norris R.C.M.P. cartoons]

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[Norris R.C.M.P. cartoons]

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FC 3216 S2 1.2.15

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[8] leaves : ill. ; 28 x 35 cm.

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[Vancouver?]: [Vancouver Sun?], [1962?]-[1971?]

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  • English

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Reproductions of eight Vancouver Sun editorial cartoons featuring R.C.M.P. officers. The cartoonist, Len Norris, worked for the newspaper from 1950 to 1988. The versos of several of the images have manuscript annotations that provide a date. Where available, this information has been added in parentheses at the end of the entry.

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Holdings: a) Two R.C.M.P. officers and two detectives interview a hotel chambermaid on the intricacies of making a bed. The caption reads: "-- placing the fluffed pillows carefully above the turned-down sheet, the spread is smoothly drawn up over the top, and --."

b) R.C.M.P. officers pull over a car on the road to Agassiz, British Columbia, and speak to the two bikini-clad passengers. The caption reads: "-- are we Sons of Who?" The cartoon presumably references the Sons of Freedom, a Doukhobor community noted for its use of public nudity as a form of political protest. In 1962, members of the Sons of Freedom marched to Mountain Prison in Agassiz where a group of co-religionists was interned. (27 September 1962)

c) Three R.C.M.P. officers are standing in the Legislature, one of whom is holding a newspaper with the headline "Another cabinet secret leaked." The caption reads: "We can forget Information Canada -- that leaves 30 cabinet ministers,100 privy councillors, 27 parliamentary secretaries, 10 regional desks, 29 task forces, 120 clerical supernumeraries --." (24 November 1971)

d) R.C.M.P. officer watches agents search a woman at Canada Customs. The caption reads: "No doubt one of those Western Liberals, dedicated to promoting free trade between Canada and the U.S. a little bit at a time --." (23 August 1966)

e) Three R.C.M.P. officers - one of whom is holding a newspaper with the headline "Boy Scouts may adopt long pants & berets" - are speaking with their Sergeant. The caption reads: "No luck, chaps, it just applies to Boy Scouts - we keep our funny hats and pants --." (17 November 1962)

f) Tourists are watching a group of R.C.M.P. officers perform the Musical Ride. The caption reads: "No wonder crime's rampant in your country -- cops still using spears." (23 August 1962)

g) Woman watches a R.C.M.P. officer leave a union office carrying items marked as "Exhibit." The caption reads: "-- are you on a make-work project, too?"

h) R.C.M.P. officers raid a television studio where Santa Claus appears to be shooting a commercial. The caption reads: " -- it seems you constitute a contentious element under some truth in advertising statute --." (14 December 1971)

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