The National Police Federation (NPF) is raising concerns related to testimony at a BC Legislative Committee, that the unpopular and expensive proposed Surrey Police Service will cost British Columbia taxpayers millions and not be operational for four years.Read more
National Police Federation submission focuses on escalating costs for delayed Surrey police transition
The National Police Federation has released its submission outlining serious concerns with projected costs related to the now-delayed police transition plan ahead of a Surrey Finance Committee budget meeting taking place later today.Read more
National Police Federation: Surrey police chief tasked with corralling transition in complete disarray
In response to the announcement of the appointment of Surrey Police Service (SPS) Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, NPF President Brian Sauvé says the Chief is taking over a transition process in complete disarray, with no officers hired, no agreement on a budget for 2021, and no transparency on ballooning costs.Read more
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says the city is “holding the line” on property taxes with a proposed increase of 2.9 per cent but a city councillor warns says just the “tip of the iceberg,” warning some taxpayers might be hit with a 15 per cent tax hike.Read more
Surrey wrong to hike taxes at least 8% while continuing with expensive and unwanted new police service
The City of Surrey is simply wrong to hike taxes by roughly 8% per household while continuing to spend untold millions on an expensive and unpopular new Surrey Police Service, says the union representing RCMP Members in Surrey and across Canada.Read more
National Police Federation Say Explosive New Sworn Affidavit Against Doug Paaji’s Man Exposes Sham Police Chief Search And Raises Concerns About Role Of Surrey Police Board
The City of Surrey’s police force transition costs could nearly double if an assumption – that the new municipal department can use the RCMP’s information technology (IT) network – fails, according to estimates provided by a top expert at Canada’s digital services agency.Read more
The B.C. Liberals say they'll hold a referendum on Surrey's decision to cancel the RCMP contract. Can a provincial government tell a municipality how to police its city? The Vancouver Sun asked several experts to weigh in and most appear to side with Andrew Wilkinson on this standoff.Read more
For Surrey residents who want to keep the RCMP, no need to wait for the civic election in 2022, writes Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer. The Liberals have given them a chance to cast a protest vote against the McCallum plan later this month.Read more
Surrey city councillor and former BC Liberal MLA Brenda Locke isn’t taking sides in the provincial election, but she wants whatever party that comes to power to take action against her own city council’s formation of a new police board.Read more
Which party will listen to Surrey voters?
With a snap B.C. election called for Oct. 24 and Surrey having enough MLAs to determine the outcome, it’s finally time for Surrey to be heard.
Indeed, neither NDP Premier John Horgan nor Opposition Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson can afford to ignore Surrey voters any longer.Read more