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Statement: Minister of Justice and Solicitor General’s Office Continues Misinformation Campaign Related to Unwanted Provincial Police Service Proposal

Edmonton, AB — Following is a statement from National Police Federation Regional Directors Kevin Halwa and Jeff McGowan, and Vice President Michelle Boutin, in response to a recent statement from Joseph Dow, Press Secretary for the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.  

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List of Alberta Call-to-Action Supporters Grows by Nearly 30 Percent Following Release of Proposed APPS Details

Edmonton, AB — The National Police Federation today released an updated list of 92 municipalities and other organizations from across Alberta that have signed a Call to Action, originally sent to the Government of Alberta in late June, which has seen a 30 percent growth since Justice Minister Tyler Shandro doubled down in early August by indicating that the Alberta Government intends to continue considering whether or not to proceed with an expensive and unpopular proposal to create a new provincial police service.  

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Provincial police could cost much more than estimated, argues NPF

Following the UCP government's outline for a proposed provincial police service in Alberta, the National Police Federation reiterated the fact that many municipalities are opposed as shown in recent research conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights. 

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Rural Alberta communities concerned with proposed provincial police force

Mayor Byrne Cook of Magrath, Alta., is among dozens of rural municipal leaders across the province expressing uncertainty over the UCP government’s proposed provincial police service.

“The primary concern we have is the increase in cost,” Cook said, adding the town currently pays $70,000 per year for RCMP services but is worried a change could see that bill rise.

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Majority of Albertans opposed to provincial police force: survey

A recent Pollara survey commissioned by the National Police Federation reveals that fifty-five percent of Albertans oppose Alberta removing the Mounties for its own provincial police service. This is the fourth time the polling firm has asked that question over the past year, with relatively consistent results. 

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Government of Alberta Doubles Down on Plan for More Expensive New Policing Model

Edmonton, AB — Newly released research conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights for the National Police Federation confirms, once again, that the majority of Albertans do not want a new provincial police service in addition to other key findings consistent with four previous waves of research: 

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73 towns, villages, counties, unions call on UCP to stop provincial police effort

A public demand that Alberta stick with the RCMP has been signed by 32 towns, 22 villages, seven organizations, six counties, three summer villages, two other municipalities, and The City of Wetaskiwin. The signatories instead are calling on Alberta to fund more RCMP officers and improve social services. 

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Keep Alberta RCMP Campaign Launches List of Alberta Call-to-Action Supporters

Edmonton, AB — The National Police Federation today launched a list of 72 municipalities and other organizations from across Alberta that have signed a Call to Action, which has been sent to the Government of Alberta, to voice concern over continued efforts to advance the creation of an expensive new provincial police service.

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Media Statement: Alberta Justice Minister Misleading Albertans on Details of Transition to New Provincial Police Service

Edmonton, AB — Following is a statement from National Police Federation Regional Directors Kevin Halwa and Jeff McGowan, and Vice President Michelle Boutin, in response to a recent opinion editorial from Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Tyler Shandro:

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Red Deer, and most municipalities, oppose provincial police force

Red Deer sided with the majority of municipalities on Wednesday in rejecting a provincial police force.

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