Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR01 - (Mba-Police-Armoured-Car)

WINNIPEG. x-09s. A Winnipeg media outlet says the police service's armoured rescue vehicle purchased last year for more than 342-thousand dollars is used almost a third of the time for parades and promotional events. CTV News says documents its obtained show the vehicle has been used 34 times for training and operations, and 15 times for events such as the Santa Claus parade. Inspector Jon Lutz (LUHTZ) says there's nothing wrong with promoting the department and the vehicle.

("...for everybody's safety.") (SOURCE:CTV Winnipeg)

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TAG: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says the purchase should be closely analysed to see whether it's a necessary piece of safety equipment, or a toy for police.

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PR02 - (Mba-Police-Armoured-Car)

WINNIPEG. x-11s. A Winnipeg media outlet says the police service's armoured rescue vehicle purchased last year for more than 342-thousand dollars is used almost a third of the time for parades and promotional events. …

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