Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Why Alberta is considering severing ties with the RCMP
CBC is reporting that "One of the major bullet points emerging from Premier Jason Kenney's speech in Red Deer on Saturday was a proposal to establish a provincial police force. If the measure were to find support, Alberta would join Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador as the only provinces to operate a provincial police force outside of the RCMP. Like much of what was announced Saturday, establishing a provincial police force is part of a bigger strategy to give Alberta greater autonomy from Ottawa."
More autonomy and better fiscal responsibility aren't the only reasons provinces are ditching the RCMP. It's to overcome RCMP corruption and reinstate law enforcement.