BY JENNIFER MOREAU, BURNABY NOW
How much will the federal government's omnibus crime bill cost B.C.? That's the billion dollar question one local politician is asking, and blank documents released through freedom of information requests aren't helping solve the mystery.
Burnaby MLA Kathy Corrigan, the NDP's public safety and corrections critic, made freedom of information requests on the provincial government's costing and correspondence in respect to Bill C-10, also known as the omnibus crime bill. She received roughly 300 pages of documents, but information on costing was redacted. Read more »
By Sean Leslie, CKNW
Attorney-General Shirley Bond says she still doesn't know how much Ottawa's omnibus crime bill cost the province.
Bond discussed the bill with other provincial justice ministers last week.
She says they expressed concern about the financial impacts, but in general they support the changes.
"So in fact we are partners in this, we expressed our views, but you know what? We're gonna work to be constructive with our federal counterparts, we're not gonna behave like the NDP did when they were in government, refusing to participate in a constructive way, that continues under Adrian Dix and the NDP." Read more »