VICTORIA, B.C. – In response to the ongoing policing issue between the City of Surrey and the Provincial government, Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of the Special Committee to Reform the Police Act has issued the following statement:
“Minister Mike Farnworth has had in his hands a report from the all-party Special Committee to Reform the Police Act for 14 months with consensus recommendations for reforming policing in British Columbia.
“That report was the result of hundreds of hours of testimony from the public, stakeholders, and experts. He sat on the report, losing the momentum we gained, and the result of his mismanagement of this important issue is the chaos we see today. It is totally unacceptable.