The chief of the Semiahmoo First Nation says he’s disappointed Surrey’s mayor hasn’t contacted him to discuss the city’s transition from the RCMP to a municipal police force.
Harley Chappell says he’s had very little contact with the mayor and councillors who belong to his Safe Surrey Coalition since they were elected in 2018.
He fears the SFN’s relationship with the city will deteriorate as a result.
“I’m very blunt about it — I don’t’ want to get involved in Surrey politics and I don’t want to intrude in their internal process but if we’re affected in any way by this transition, we need to have a conversation,” he said.
“There’s no dialogue — zero — and that’s troublesome.”