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Slow progress in B.C. police modernization with no plans for provincial or regional forces

April 27, 2023  By Penny Daflos, CTV News

Apr. 27, 2023, Vancouver, B.C. – One year since an all-party committee presented the B.C. government with a report recommending the formation of a provincial police force among other significant changes, progress has been slow on what has been widely described a monumental change in addressing public safety. Members of the New Democrats, then-Liberal Party, and a BC Green MLAs, heard from hundreds of individuals and agencies advocating for improvements to governance, accountability, training, and police culture in order to improve consistency, address systemic racism, and mental health-driven calls for service – but nothing has been implemented or even announced since then. | READ MORE

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