Montreal police dressed in militia gear blocking city hall doors (Source: Sun Media)

Montreal police dressed in militia gear blocking city hall doors (Source: Sun Media)

The vandalism of police cars and fire trucks with union stickers and wearing camouflage and clown pants has gone on for far too long and should be put to an end.

I agreed early on that it was not fair to claw back on pensions that were already agreed to and that any changes ought to affect new officers or else be renegotiated within their collective agreements.

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Montreal Police in camouflage pants (Photo: McGill Daily)

 

Forget that there are so many police officers earning in excess of $100,000 per year. These folks put their lives on the line to protect us and deserve to be well paid for doing so.

But, their protest have gone much too far. I agree with former federal Chief of Staff and lawyer Neil Drabkin who says that all that is needed is a directive to the police by the Mayor of Montreal , Denis Coderre, to show up to work in uniform or stay home and don’t get paid.

Montreal firefighters have painted 150 of the city's 200 trucks in black watercolour paint. (Photo: CBC News)

Montreal firefighters have painted 150 of the city’s 200 trucks in black watercolour paint. (Photo: CBC News)

The police have lost a great deal of respect from the public they serve. People are laughing at them. This is a very sad state of affairs. It is the wrong message to the public, especially to children. And the same argument stands true for municipal Public Security services as well.

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Montreal Police officers in “clown” pants. (Photo: Canoe.com)

 

Read my previous posts:

Police and firefighters should wear their own pants

Painting fire trucks black endangers the public