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Alberta justice minister says province expanding power, status for First Nations police – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202031 Views

October 21, 2020

The Alberta government has introduced proposed changes to the province’s Police Act which would expand the powers of First Nations police forces.

The changes are part of a number of proposed amendments under the Justices Statutes Amendment Act, Justice Minister Kaycee Madu said Wednesday.

First Nations police forces have been in place in Alberta for up to two decades, Madu said, but they haven’t received the credit they deserve for the work they’ve done in Indigenous communities.

“They can be much more sensitive to local issues and cultures,” Madu said.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7411689/alberta-justice-first-nations-police-powers/

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