RCMP union tours Alberta as province explores new police force, contract policing increasingly under microscope
From New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, which have indicated their intentions to review policing arrangements with the RCMP, to Surrey, B.C., which is in the midst of transitioning to a fully municipal force, policymakers across the country are taking a closer look at long-standing contract policing arrangements with the Mounties.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino, left, and National Police Federation president Brian Sauvé. In his mandate letter, Mendicino was tasked with conducting 'an assessment of contract policing in consultation with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous partners and stakeholders.' Sauvé says his union backs various governmental reviews of 'how they do public safety and how they deploy policing and what type of police service they provide.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of the National Police Federation