Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Provincial Police Have No Plans to Stop Patrolling Algonquin Reserve: Minister

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Provincial Police Have No Plans to Stop Patrolling Algonquin Reserve: Minister

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Provincial police to continue Lac-Simon patrols

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QUEBEC - Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says provincial police have no plans to unilaterally stop patrolling an Algonquin reserve in the northwestern region of Quebec.

A chief from the Lac-Simon reserve told Radio-Canada today she'd been informed of a police withdrawal, not long after she'd said the community had lost confidence in the provincial force and didn't want it there.

But Coiteux says the situation remains the same, with Lac-Simon's own indigenous police force patrolling during the day and provincial police handling night duty.

Provincial police have been helping out the Lac-Simon force, which has been understaffed since the fatal shooting of one of its officers in February. …

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