THE shameful goon tactics once again adopted by those claiming to be supporters of the RCMP, failed to unnerve Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and his four Councillors – Doug Elford, Laurie Guerra, Allison Patton and Mandeep Nagra – who passed the 2020 five-year financial plan on Monday night. Guerra forcefully noted that the Council had unanimously supported a municipal police force in November 2018.
Earlier this month, The VOICE had reported: “In spite of all the vicious scare tactics that Surrey Councillor Linda Annis and defectors from McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition, Councillors Brenda Locke and Jack Hundial, a former RCMP officer, have used to whip up opposition day in and day out to establishing a Surrey municipal police force to replace the RCMP, McCallum and the loyal, principled Councillors Laurie Guerra, Allison Patton, Doug Elford and Mandeep Nagra have steadily gone ahead with the process of having a Surrey Police Department.
“It is absolutely disgraceful and appalling that those supporting the RCMP have resorted to gangster tactics. Indeed, it is ironical.
“Some of them have publicly sworn and yelled at Guerra and Patton (as Guerra told a reporter), quite obviously to intimidate them. Guerra also told the reporter that she had been receiving threatening emails after she, McCallum, Patton, Elford and Nagra had voted to pass the budget on Monday [December 2] night. (The budget was passed by a 5-4 vote).”
On Monday, December 16, the same RCMP supporters once again resorted to goon tactics, but McCallum outwitted them all by ruling that the opposition Councillors would not be able to speak due to safety conditions.
The RCMP supporters have ended up not only disgracing themselves, but also embarrassing the Surrey RCMP. Some of them have even tried to make it into a racist issue.
Some sections of the mainstream media have also openly supported those opposing McCallum, including one TV station in particular, with many wondering what connection their reporter or reporters may have with the RCMP.