Furstenau says the lack of a police presence and the absence of a detachment near the Malahat doesn’t make sense.
Area A Director, Kerry Davis says the former Solicitor General, Mike Morris told him that it wouldn’t be a problem for the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment to service the Shawnigan Lake area, which simply isn’t true.
Solicitor General Mike Farnworth holds the fate of the Shawnigan Lake R.C.M.P. detachment in his hands and he still needs to be “won-over.”
Davis says Farnworth is still looking at the issue and it would be extremely disappointing if amalgamation becomes a reality.
In November, Furstenau is presenting the signed petitions to the legislature and address this issue at the provincial level.