Re: “Time for First Nations to return to negotiations,” Jan. 19.
The writer inquires about the cost to the taxpayer in regard to the forced closure of the Patricia Bay Highway. This would relate to policing and municipal workers’ involvement in the event. A pertinent question.
A further question: Was this closure action an illegal act?
I understand that Central Saanich police requested the leaders of the political protesters not proceed with the planned obstruction, only to be rebuffed. Surprisingly, the police accommodated the protesters, working to contain the inevitable frustration of law-abiding citizens and generally manage the event.
If this ignoring of a police officer’s request is an illegal action, why was the law not enforced?
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