More fine work from the The Victoria Times Colonist. Katie Derosa explores the provincial government’s fake public consultation about police reform.
“The Justice Ministry on Wednesday announced its “public engagement” strategy – consisting of closed-door meetings with invite-only stakeholders and a blog that is not yet set up – to support the development of a 10-year policing plan.
“…About 40 people – mostly the region’s police chiefs and politicians and B.C. police union representatives – were at the Victoria meeting.
“…Robert Gordon, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University, called the strategy “a farce,” saying it is the government’s way of appearing to ask for public input while gathering information that will affirm the status quo or support incremental changes…”