RCMP union lobbies Alberta government to keep Mounties amid push for provincial force

The union representing RCMP officers is pressing the Alberta government to keep the force as it reviews whether to switch to a provincial service, arguing such a change would cost more with little benefit to the public.

The National Police Federation has registered as a lobbyist and has launched a website called Keep Alberta RCMP to make the case against abandoning the Mounties, which have served as the provincial force since 1932. The proposal for an Alberta Provincial Police is among a list of policies under review as the United Conservative Party government seeks to rewrite its relationship with Ottawa.

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