The Surrey Board of Trade met with BC’s Solicitor General and Public Safety Minister, the Honourable Mike Farnworth, on Monday, April 15, 2019, and other representatives at the Vancouver Cabinet office to discuss Surrey’s policing transition.
“The Surrey Board of Trade reiterated our position in support of keeping the Surrey RCMP, harnessing existing resources, creating a holistic model for public safety that not only included the RCMP but other supports for youth, mental health, and more,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
The Surrey Board of Trade discussed public engagement, cost impacts to business taxpayers, public safety as it relates to business sustainability and attraction, interim issues on technology, training.
“After speaking to Minister Farnworth, it was made very clear to us that there will be a considered and thoughtful provincial process to evaluating Surrey’s policing plan.”
“The Surrey Board of Trade looks forward to reviewing Surrey’s policing plan.”