Surrey-ites have to fork out over $30 million just for RCMP back pay

SURREY Mayor Brenda Locke’s Mounties are going to cost the City $30.85 million more – just for their back pay — as the federal government will not cover that increase after their latest collective agreement.

The Vancouver Sun reported that the Mounties’ new agreement includes a $25,000 annual pay raise for sergeants and $20,000 for constables.