Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Press Package on the Cost of Policing in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Press Package on the Cost of Policing in Canada

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Canadian Press cost of policing package

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The Canadian Press is moving out a three-part package on the cost of policing in Canada.

The first story, by Colin Perkel, moved at 4 a.m. this morning. The subsequent stories are moving on the weekend and early Monday morning. All stories are accompanied by photos and one with video. Here are the details:

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Police costs across Canada rising as crime rate sinks

Cost-of-Policing

TORONTO -- The furor earlier this year over comments by Toronto's outgoing deputy police about cutting officers to save money focused the spotlight anew on policing costs that keep rising even as Canada's crime rate plunges and its economy sputters. While communities across the country grapple with police budgets that in some cases are eating up to 50 per cent of their operating budgets, solutions to what's become a perennial headache have proven elusive. PHOTO. 800 words. By Colin Perkel. Moved at 4 a.m. today.

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Small towns struggle with policing costs

Small-Town-Policing

TORONTO -- Smaller communities across the country have been grappling with what they view as an ever-increasing tax bite for policing they can barely afford. …

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