Government spokesman Scott Bardsley said the move was to reflect the diversity in Canada's communities and to attract more female Muslim officers.
Three types of hijabs were tested before one was selected as suitable for police work, local media reported.
According to the Montreal newspaper La Presse, an internal memo said the hijab could be removed quickly unifrm easily if needed, and did not encumber officers. Gender, which contemporary philosopher Judith Butler argues is a set of repeated behaviors given credence through historical precedent, renders any outliers extraordinary. The Metropolitan Police in London approved a uniform hijab more than 10 years ago.
In most cases, the requests were from male officers wanting to grow beards.
The book was a commercial success, and she followed with a lecture tour in the Northeast in Although many of these are works of fiction, their publication indicates the presence of a market for such literature. Some historians trace the uniforj of such narratives to the widely known story of Deborah Sampson, a woman who dressed as a man to serve in the Revolutionary War.
Recent figures show women make up about a fifth of the RCMP but it is not clear how many this measure will affect. The uniform, with its red serge tunic, leather riding boots and felt campaign hat, dates back to the s - when mounted police were sent west to police American whisky traders. The iconic uniform, famed for its wide-brimmed hat, has barely changed since it was introduced two centuries ago.
Some 30 officers had asked for a relaxing of the rules for religious or cultural reasons over the past two years, La Presse reported. Unifrom between andthese pamphlets tell tales of scorned lovers, life in the armed forces, and adventures on land and at sea. Because gender is necessarily a corporeal style of being, these women directly confronted the constraints and societal constructions of bodies in assuming the complete appearance of men.
Inspired by British military uniforms of the period, it has since only unifogm minor changes. Government spokesman Scott Bardsley said the move was to reflect the diversity in Canada's communities and to attract more female Muslim officers.
Relaxing the rules The policy was introduced quietly earlier this year, though it was not prompted by any requests from officers, according to the AFP agency. Related Topics.
A great deal of literature featuring cross-dressing women was published by the midth century. In addition Lday the women profiled in this exhibition, the Library Company also holds at least four other early 19th-century pamphlets whose subjects are cross-dressing women.