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October 19, 2020 – Short-staffed RCMP can’t clean up political mess in lobster dispute

For years, significant cutbacks and wage freezes have eroded staffing levels, recruitment, training and other resources, and — most importantly — the morale and well-being of RCMP members. In Nova Scotia and all across Canada, officers are consistently being asked to do more with less.

And yet, despite their ongoing brave and selfless service in the face of increasing challenges and pressure, our 1,060 RCMP members in Nova Scotia are being publicly singled out by elected officials for not doing enough in response to the tense situation currently unfolding on the South Shore.

Read more: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/brian-sauve-short-staffed-rcmp-cant-clean-up-political-mess-in-lobster-dispute-510868/

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