Federal policing and local priorities in B.C.’s Lower Mainland

As of July 1, all affected B.C. municipalities have signed on to a new 20-year policing contract with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Some local leaders remain fearful that the new deal exposes local taxpayers to surprise cost increases.

I have a different concern (predictably): could this contract  have done a better job of enabling local input on policing practices?  Is that option still open to us? Continue reading