As a consequence, there is more tolerance here of rules and restrictions which are justified by the need for order, more of a favourable prejudice (at least in English Canada), a free gift of the benefit of the doubt, to the police forces. Hence the relative absence of protest when the War M easures Act was invoked in 1970; hence also the strange reluctance of the Canadian public to condemn the RCMP, even after all the revelations of its dubious behaviour.