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SURREY — Cpl. Marina Wilks remembers when her mentor told her of having to carry her gun around in a purse and wear a skirt as part of her RCMP uniform.
Times have changed since women first joined the RCMP in 1974.
Throughout Wilks’ 17 years of service, spending the last 11 years at the Surrey detachment, she has worn the same policing uniform as her peers.
In fact, Wilks said she has always felt she’s been treated equally in the maledominated field. With the upcoming International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8, she said it reflects how far women have come in policing.
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