Surrey MP Ken Hardie, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

Surrey MP Ken Hardie, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

Opinion

LETTER: Surrey, let’s demand referendum on policing – or the resignation of mayor

How pathetic have things become in Surrey that an MP has been forced to speak out?

The Editor,

Re: “With so much uncertainty, Surrey needs referendum on policing transition,” the Now-Leader online.

I fully agree with Surrey MP Ken Hardie’s guest column that a referendum is needed on the matter of the Surrey Police Force.

At first I was glad to see that someone with a higher authority than those at the municipal level is finally speaking out – it is easy to ignore fellow council members and the public but harder to ignore an MP. Then I realized how pathetic it is that the situation has to get so bad, that an MP is speaking out.

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Now I’m angry.

At what point is there accountability now, not in a few years, for the mayor and his puppets on council? The mayor is responsible to the citizens of Surrey and last time I checked, we are not a dictatorship.

I suggest all residents of Surrey who are as angry as I am write to council and demand a referendum – or the resignation of the mayor.

Julie Griffith, Surrey



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