Bring in the RCMP already

Posted: July 4, 2007 in Appeasement & Cowardice, Caledonia, Corruption, DCE, Election 2007, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, OPP

Council passed a motion Monday to explore possible options for policing in Haldimand County, but what about the RCMP? Forget the OPP and Hamilton police. We want Mounties and horses and fancy hats here in Haldimand. For months we’ve been reading articles in which the mayor has been quoted as saying the RCMP would be an option for Haldimand. However Monday’s motion approved by county council said nothing of the sort.

As many people already realize, the whole police review process thus far (which hasn’t been much of a process) has been driven by politics and posturing since the last municipal election. Not only by the mayor, but councilors as well. Some of these councilors now seem poised to start playing the vote game too, perhaps only while such a public relations effort isn’t impacting rational decision making. But you wonder when someone is finally going to pipe up and call the whole process what it really is – a colossal waste of time and a soapbox for politicians who choose to use it as one. Unfortunately, no such bravery has been witnessed around the council table.

In last week’s report presented to council, one of the options suggested the county could develop its own municipal force – something that along with the RCMP wasn’t incorporated into Monday’s motion. Wonder why? The unanimous vote to move forward with the ‘inquiry’ was misleading, because some councilors aren’t interested in letting this thing continue past the point of a token glance – a glance that could be quickly turned back when no new options come forward later this year.

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