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#401 Mike K.

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:06 AM

🚔Summary of Policing Costs for Public Rallies, Marches, Demonstrations and Protests🚔

Victoria, BC – In response to public and media requests, the Victoria Police Department is releasing a summary of costs that the department has incurred relating to public rallies, marches, demonstrations and protests since 2019.

VicPD ensures public safety at many public rallies, marches, demonstrations and protests each year and our approach is determined by past events, organizers’ intentions, and the actions of participants. In an effort to ensure that participants and others are kept safe at these events, officers monitor the events from a public safety perspective, interact with organizers through our community liaison officers, provide traffic control on roads, bridges and intersections and escort participants during events on public roadways to ensure the safety of all involved.

Whenever possible, on-duty resources are used to provide public safety. However, if the size and complexity of an event requires it, additional officers will be deployed on overtime to ensure public safety.

Below is a list of the number of public rallies, marches, demonstrations and protests in VicPD’s jurisdiction as well as associated overtime costs for 2019 and 2020 (up to and including March 5th, which reflects the most current data available). For events that span a number of days, each day is counted as an event.

🔹2019
Number of public rallies, marches, demonstrations and protests: 40
Overtime costs: $82,765

🔹2020 (through March 5th)
Number of public rallies, marches, demonstrations and protests: 34
Overtime costs: $183,037

These costs are not exhaustive as they only reflect VicPD overtime costs. They do not account for the costs associated with officers and staff whose daily work included public order-related tasks. They also do not account for overtime costs related to any of our partner agencies who assist VicPD through the Integrated Public Safety Unit.
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#402 Nparker

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 11:27 AM

Wet'su-what? That all seems like several lifetimes ago. now.



#403 Daveyboy

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:31 PM

I would like to hear the final result of the Wet'suwet'en vote that was held but media seems preoccupied.......



#404 rmpeers

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:34 PM

Jesus though, more than twice the previous year's cost in just the first 2 months.

Much of the extra cost was of course aided and abetted by Isitt and his minions, ironically, since they are always pretending we need to reduce police presence.

Not comforting that, with downtown reportedly degenerating daily, VicPD has already had to waste a bunch of funds that might be used to maintain at least a veneer of public safety.
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#405 rjag

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 01:02 PM

Jesus though, more than twice the previous year's cost in just the first 2 months.

Much of the extra cost was of course aided and abetted by Isitt and his minions, ironically, since they are always pretending we need to reduce police presence.

Not comforting that, with downtown reportedly degenerating daily, VicPD has already had to waste a bunch of funds that might be used to maintain at least a veneer of public safety.

 

 

Agreed, please forward the bill to Isitt and his fan club to cover


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#406 Bernard

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 01:36 PM

Here is some news

 

https://aptnnews.ca/...-clans-meeting/

 

https://www.vice.com...tion-is-ongoing



#407 spanky123

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 12:03 PM

So the hereditary chiefs agree to a new agreement with the Province on rights and title but now the elected chiefs oppose it!

 

https://nationalpost...escind-approval


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#408 Mike K.

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 11:14 AM

Central Saanich Police have issued the following advisory: TRAFFIC: There is a planned demonstration in support of the Mi'kmaq fishing rights at HWY 17 at Mt Newton X Rd from 12-1pm on Friday Oct 23.  Diversions will be in place as HWY will be closed from Island View Rd to Amity Dr. Pls plan extra time for travel.


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#409 exc911ence

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 03:29 PM

If the police know that it's going to happen then they have ample warning to not allow it to happen, right? Isn't that what police are for? Preventing illegal behaviour? 


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#410 max.bravo

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 03:46 PM

I wonder if enough people are annoyed about this behaviour that we could get together and shut down the highway to protest highway shutdowns.

Would police dedicate extra resources at no cost and perform free traffic control for that effort? I wonder..
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#411 exc911ence

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 04:14 PM

Or we could shut down the roads into the reserve on Mount Newton. That should be equally acceptable, right?



#412 exc911ence

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 08:41 PM

So the police didn't do their job and stop the highway closure that they knew was going to happen..... why do we pay them again? The highway on-ramps were blocked by Public Works employees with construction warning signs placed all over the roads leading to the highways... at least they were doing something even though it's likely not in their job description to aid law-breakers.

 

Why do we allow this to happen again? White guilt, is it? I harbor no personal guilt so get off of the damn highway.


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#413 Wayne

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 08:28 AM

The planned demonstration in support of the Mi'kmaq fishing rights at HWY 17 didnt last as long as expected.

 

Bad weather?



#414 Mike K.

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 08:32 AM

It was scheduled for noon-to-1PM with policing giving the all clear at around 1:20.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:45 AM

A new “learn” section on the WSANEC Leadership Council’s website aims to give locals more information about Indigenous territories that make up part of Greater Victoria and better support the journey to reconciliation.

The page provides settler residents with access to a map of Indigenous territories where they live and work, how to do land and territorial acknowledgments, how to pronounce the name of First Nations and the languages they speak. It also offers a reading list where people can educate themselves further on Indigenous issues.

 

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The page includes links to educational videos and readings on Indigenous and WSANEC histories. There are also links where people can donate to local organizations and projects in the WSANEC territory, such as the Tsawout Big House and the Tseycum Childcare and Wellness Centre.

 

https://www.vicnews....ories-language/


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#416 Nparker

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 10:02 AM

I might be interested in this, except I am not a settler, I was born here.


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#417 Matt R.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 11:01 PM

Anyone interested in FN issues at all should follow Jared Williams (Cowichan) and Rich Francis (Six Nations) on whatever SM platform you choose. Two very compelling teachers, and very good at what they do.

Matt.
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#418 kitty surprise

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 03:09 AM

I might be interested in this, except I am not a settler, I was born here.

 

Same here. That word carries stigma for many of their intended audience, and while intentions are good, its use might not help their cause right now.

 

Maybe they can reclaim agency of that problematic word by providing a definition?

 

Otherwise many could be left wondering "what is a settler?" "am I a settler?"


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#419 phx

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:04 AM

intentions are good

 

Intentions are not good.



#420 Nparker

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 08:06 AM

Unless one sprouted up from the very soil of the North American continent itself, at one time or another everyone was a settler.



 



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