OPP Too Expensive
Posted 3 years ago
Fri, Apr 30th, '10 - 5:55 am
The town of Deseronto is joining North Hastings municipalities in fighting the high cost of policing.
The municipalities have decided they can’t live with the skyrocketing cost of policing by the Ontario Provincial Police service. Bancroft Mayor Lloyd Churchill, leading the charge, says there is no finger-pointing at the “quality” of policing…just the price tag. Bancroft paid 880-thousand dollars five years ago…now it’s up to one-point-four million. Churchill says the municipality has no input into the budget and he’s “not going to accept that any longer.” The rural towns are seeking a meeting with the province.