I've been receiving lots of questions about the RCMP and on moving to a provincial Police force, I do not believe this is a good idea at all. I recently had the opportunity to sit in with Minister Madu and MLA Turton to hear a presentation on this. I did not take away any positive from this and it worries me even more for the rural areas.
Currently it is a struggle with the rural and urban mix and not being funded equitably. The current RCMP station in Spruce Grove is an amazing asset that was funded by Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, yet it must service Parkland County. I will continue to advocate to the province to keep the RCMP services as is and instead provide adequate funding to both Rural and Urban.
I would be interested in your comments on the RCMP versus provincial force as this is a fairly new and uprising issue and I do not have a lot of information. I am a person who loves to hear all sides of an issue before making a final decision. Like I said above at this I am not in favour as I have not seen or heard of the true benefits for this model.
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