A bit of history on politics and the Surrey RCMP


No Strings Attached: Laila Yuile on people, politics and life in B.C.

If there is anything that bothers me immensely, it is any kind of political interference or influence in any form of policing.

A wise man once told me : ” Tell the truth, tell it all, and tell it quick.”

I’d like to think that applies to politicians and policing as well, sensitive investigations and strategic information aside.

I noticed earlier today on twitter that mayoral candidate Doug McCallum was trying to make political hay out of others tweets and comments on transparency at city hall with regard to policing and police committee minutes.

And so it’s only correct to ensure a balance of information is available to let readers and Surrey residents know a bit of history on how politics and policing has meshed in the city, this time under the former mayor, whose  actions while mayor of Surrey lead to the story below, from 2002.

While there are very few online links…

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