(The Globe and Mail) – The RCMP is facing questions about whether it should retreat from policing some municipal and provincial jurisdictions, but the union that represents the rank and file says there is a clear case for the Mounties to stay put.

In Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney has urged residents to consider the idea of starting a provincial police service.

In town hall meetings across the province, officials with the National Police Federation (NPF) have told Albertans that without the generous federal subsidies provided for using the RCMP, local and provincial taxpayers would have to add millions of dollars to their costs.

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