Haldimand OPP: Having options in reserve

Posted: June 14, 2007 in Caledonia, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, OPP

Haldimand council’s pending review of the county’s policing options certainly appears ominous. The last time something like this happened, the acrimony was palpable. Following a lengthy, emotional debate in the late-1990s, Haldimand-Norfolk Region made the difficult decision to disband the local force and turn over responsibility for policing to the OPP.

Starting Monday, Haldimand council will explore a “framework for review” of the county’s policing. Council is doing so because voters insisted on it during last fall’s municipal election. Politicians serious about their candidacy had to agree to review the county’s policing, so congratulations to this council for following through on its commitment. Had they been Liberals and had they been elected to Queen’s Park, members of this council probably would’ve reneged and then thumbed their nose at the electorate.

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