Liberals, Gays Foiled RCMP

The RCMP Security Service in a declassified 1976 memo complained “liberal thinkers” were forcing police to accept gays and minorities as recruits. Mounties had used height requirements as cover for disqualifying unwanted applicants, wrote police. The memo was obtained through Access To Information: “Some police departments have already hired homosexuals because, no doubt, of political pressure.”

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