Former attorney general Wally Oppal. (Black Press Media files)

Oppal to deliver progress update on Surrey’s policing transition plan

Oppal is keynote speaker at Feb. 26 Surrey Board of Trade ‘Hot Topic Dialogue’ event

Wally Oppal is set to deliver a progress update on Surrey’s plan to replace the RCMP with a city-made police force, as the keynote speaker at a Surrey Board of Trade “Hot Topic Dialogue” event in February.

The former B.C. Supreme Court judge and attorney general is in charge of overseeing the plan. He told the Now-Leader on Dec. 23 that it will take him roughly a month to review the report from the joint provincial government-City of Surrey committee on the proposed transition, “to see if it passes muster.”

READ ALSO: Surrey Policing Transition committee report forwarded to Wally Oppal

The board of trade breakfast meeting is set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel at 15269 104th Ave. Pre-registration is required for admission.

“Public safety infrastructure matters to business,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the board. “The Surrey Board of Trade hosts these hot dialogue topics throughout the year to instigate change and dialogue as well as provide new ideas into the advocacy portfolio of the Surrey Board of Trade.”

Those wishing to register can to do by calling the Surrey Board of Trade at 604-581-7130 or clicking here.

READ ALSO: Oppal says Surrey mayor wrong about policing transition timeline

The Now-Leader is the media sponsor of the event.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey’s rink reopening plan forces skaters elsewhere, councillor says

Several private rinks are already open across Metro Vancouver

South Surrey man to bike across Canada

Last minute decision to take Rajiv Dhaliwal on three-month journey

White Rock names second deputy fire chief

Ken Molland started with White Rock Fire Rescue in 1992

White Rock RCMP reviews street checks for racial bias

Report indicates checks are being conducted bias-free

Provincial COVID-19 data can now be used for B.C. to prepare for a second wave

In the past week, B.C. has seen a slight spike in daily test-positive case counts

Wage subsidy will be extended until December amid post-COVID reopening: Trudeau

Trudeau said the extension will ‘give greater certainty and support to businesses’

Tree planters get help with COVID-19 protective measures

Ottawa funds extra transportation, sanitizing for crews

Abbotsford shooting victim named by IHIT

Investigators are seeking dash cam footage, information from locals regarding Friday’s death

Trudeau apologizes for not recusing himself from WE decision

He says his and his family’s longtime involvement with the WE organization should have kept him out of the discussions

Beverly Hills 90210 star’s family selling Vancouver Island Beach Resort

You can own Jason Priestley’s Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet for less than $5 million

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

The franchise was given the name back in 1933, when it was still in Boston

Most Read