VICTORIA, B.C. - In response to Minister Farnworth’s announcement regarding policing services in Surrey, Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley and Leader of the BC Greens, has issued the following statement:
“Today Minister Farnworth exercised statutory authority under the Police Act to ensure adequate policing in Surrey by setting a plan in motion to move forward with the Surrey Police Service.
“This prolonged debate has come at a tremendous cost to Surrey residents, British Columbians, and public safety. Moving forward I urge the Minister and all involved to ensure the process remains transparent and meaningfully engages with the concerns of the community.