You’ve heard of putting the cart before the horse? Here’s putting the police car before the force.
The showcasing of a “Surrey Police” car outside City Hall today is raising eyebrows as the provincial government has not yet approved city council’s plan to transition from the RCMP to a made-in-Surrey police force.
“I don’t think we’ll be speaking to that,” Corporal Elenore Sturko told the Now-Leader.
At council’s inaugural meeting on Nov. 5th, it served notice to the provincial and federal governments that Surrey is ending its contract with the RCMP – which has policed these parts since May 1, 1951 – to set up its own force.
“The only thing I can say is we have not seen the report,” said Jinny Sims, NDP MLA for Surrey-Panorama. “I know the solicitor general is waiting for the report and we will give it a very serious study because our primary goal is to ensure that there is a safe and judicious transition, if there is one.”
“I would be silly of me to comment before the report, right?”
— Surrey Now-Leader (@SurreyNowLeader) May 7, 2019