“The honourable Alden McLaughlin, premier of this country, has failed his people.”
That’s the statement from East End MLA Arden McLean, who told reporters the man at the helm of government is responsible for shortcomings at the RCIPS.
Speaking on the LA steps after Wednesday’s (13 April) special session that failed to launch after government pulled a no-show, Mr. McLean said government has failed to equip the rank and file in the police with adequate resources and leadership.
Mr. McLean reminisced briefly about his days of “doing damage” alongside the premier as allies in the opposition, but says this time Mr. McLaughlin has overstepped his boundaries with his boycott stunt, and will ultimately pay the price.
“Every government that has tried to control with such strong arm has paid the ultimate price in every democracy in this world, every democracy,” said Mr. McLean.
The special session to deal motions surrounding the RCIPS response to the “Missing five” case, and lack of confidence in the police is adjourned until 25 April.