Com­par­isons need to be pre­sented

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION - (Re: Over­haul is needed, Fri­day, Oct. 6 edi­tion)

The real is­sue isn’t Belleville ver­sus Thur­low. The is­sue is the to­tal cost of polic­ing.

Why are we pay­ing dou­ble what Quinte West is? Why is coun­cil seem­ingly blind and over the past 20 years has al­ways re­sisted ask­ing the OPP for a cost­ing to po­lice our city?

Re­spect­fully, re­spon­si­ble jour­nal­ism should be ask­ing th­ese hard ques­tions; not ac­cept­ing the sta­tus quo as some­thing we all must be forced to share the costs of. Un­til we have some­thing to com­pare to what we presently have, the re­sis­tance between ur­ban and ru­ral will ex­ist. Doug McIn­tyre Belleville

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