The Red Wall

A Woman in the RCMP

Jane Hall

Since 1977, people have asked Jane Hall over and over what it was like to have been among the first few female members of the RCMP, and, like so so many of her peers, she has avoided answering the questions. How could one sentence do the question justice? To truly tell the complete story, Hall needed to tell some of the good as well as some of the bad. Says Jane Hall: “It is time to break the silence; time to acknowledge our successes and our failures. Time to move forward.”

Edna Staebler Award, shortlisted (2008)