Aboriginal police force back in place in Obedjiwan
The community of Obedjiwan in the Mauricie will see its aboriginal police force return. The Surete du Quebec has been in place since April because of police funding problems. Nearly three months later, the community will continue to receive $2.2-million dollars annually for its police force, despite demands for an additional millon dollars a year to respond to the needs of the community.
In the past, the 28 police officers in town have responded to more than two thousand five hundred calls annually. Now, Obedjiwan's police force will be cut in half because the community can no longer afford to take out the extra million it needs for its police from other community funds.
Gilbert Whiteduck is a public security representative for the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, and tells us more.
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