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Mike Duheme Appointed as Commissioner of the RCMP by Prime Minister Trudeau

Ottawa, Ontario – In a move aimed at bolstering law enforcement leadership, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the permanent appointment of Michael (Mike) Duheme as Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The decision follows Duheme’s successful tenure as interim Commissioner since March 2023.

Mike Duheme, a veteran of over 35 years in the RCMP, has been commended for his dedication to public safety and his efforts to advance the modernization goals of the RCMP. He has actively worked to strengthen relationships with partners and communities while fostering a positive work environment within the organization.

Originally from Chambly, Quebec, Duheme’s career in law enforcement has been marked by a diverse range of roles, including serving as a member of the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team and as a Personal Protection Officer. He also held the position of Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service and served as Commanding Officer of the RCMP’s National Division before his interim appointment as Commissioner.

Prime Minister Trudeau expressed confidence in Duheme’s leadership, stating, “His dedication to law enforcement and commitment to public safety make him an invaluable asset to the organization and to our country. I am confident that his continued leadership will bring about positive change and help uphold the highest standards of professionalism within the RCMP.”

The appointment of Duheme as the 25th Commissioner in the history of the RCMP signals a commitment to stability and continuity within the organization. As Canada’s national police force, the RCMP plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of communities across the country.

Duheme’s permanent appointment as Commissioner of the RCMP comes at a critical time for the organization, as it continues to adapt to evolving challenges and expectations. His extensive experience and track record of leadership within the RCMP position him well to lead the force into the future. The emphasis on modernization and inclusivity under his leadership bodes well for the RCMP’s ability to effectively serve Canadians from coast to coast. The Prime Minister’s endorsement underscores the significance of this appointment and the importance of maintaining public trust in law enforcement agencies.

Alwin Marshall-Squire

Alwin Marshall-Squire is the Editor-in-Chief of GTA Today and serves as the Parliament Hill Reporter covering Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. With a commitment to accurate and timely news coverage, Marshall-Squire brings depth and insight to the forefront of Canadian journalism. For feedback, reach out at

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