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Frustration as municipalities left to pick up tab for RCMP pay increase negotiated by Ottawa

April 4, 2023  By Adam Lachacz, CTV News

Apr. 4, 2023, Edmonton, Alta. – Alberta municipalities are upset after they were left to cover the retroactive pay raise RCMP officers received following negotiations they were not involved in. Last year, Mounties signed a new collective agreement that included a pay raise of 1.75 per cent for each year from 2017 to 2023. While both the mayors of St. Albert and Red Deer are pleased officers are receiving better compensation, they wish the federal government would help shoulder some of the costs. | READ MORE

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