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Silenced: The Untold Story of the Fight for Equality in the RCMP

Published by Caitlin Press and available at, through your local bookstore or Amazon or Chapters/Indigo online.


See Bonnie’s “Introduction” to Yes You Can: Do Justice in the World, an anthology of stories written by women working in criminal justice around the world. The book is being published in honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).JusticeInTheWorld cover[1]

Yes You Can: Do Justice in the World is edited by Barbara Bowes and published by Plaines Book Publishers, St. Boniface, MB. Available in late August 2015. Visit to order your copy. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the IAWP, a non-profit organization helping female law enforcement officers around the world. For more information about the IAWP and to become a member visit


Bonnie also has a chapter in Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History

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“Contesting a Canadian Icon: Female Police Bodies and the Challenge to the Masculine Foundations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1970s.” Edited by Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas. University of Toronto Press, 2013. Pages 368-86.

Book Reviews for BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly (2013-2015)

Wayne Cope. Vancouver Blue: A Life Against Crime. reviewed for BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly (September 2015).

Book review in BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly of Janet Merlo’s No One To Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP (October 2014).

Ian T. Parsons. No Easy Ride. Vancouver: Heritage House Publishing (2013) and Charles Scheideman. Tragedy on Jackass Mountain. Madeira Park, BC (2011). Reviewed for BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly. 2014.

T.M. “Scotty” Gardiner. In the Mind of a Mountie. Victoria: Agio Publishing House (2010). Reviewed for BC Studies: The British Columbia Quarterly 180 (Winter 2013/14): 194-95.

Journal and Magazine Articles

“‘The Greatest Man-Catcher of All’: The First Female Mounties, the Media, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 22:1 (2011): 200-42.

“Women on the Force: Canada’s First Female Mounties Had a Tough Time Fitting In.” Canada's HistoryCanada’s History 91:4 (August-September 2011): 32-41.

“Women in Red Serge: Thirty-Five Years Later.” The RCMP Quarterly 74:4 (Fall 2009): 4-10.

Consultant and Contributor

“First Ladies of the RCMP: The History of Women in the Force.” The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti. CBC Radio One. Producer: Yvonne Gall. First aired November 30, 2011. See Repeat airing on August 9, 2012.  See

Winner: The Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature, Network Radio, Radio Television Digital News Association (Canada) 2012.


Ph.D. Dissertation: Women in Red Serge: Female Police Bodies and the Disruption to the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Simon Fraser University, 2013.

M.A. Thesis: Print and Protest: A Study of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Nineteenth-Century English Periodical Literature. Simon Fraser University, 2005.