OTTAWA – The federal Liberals are ponying up nearly $240 million to equip RCMP officers across the country with body-worn video cameras in a bid to improve police accountability, but there are more big tickets asks coming from rank and file Mounties.

The new funding was announced in Monday’s fiscal update and includes $238.5 million spread over six years to buy the cameras and set up a system for collecting video, with an additional $50 million a year for maintaining the system when it is complete.

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