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We are launching a citizens Initiative petition to ask the Province of B.C to hold a binding referendum on the proposed police transition so Surrey residents finally get to have their say.

This is a very expensive proposal for taxpayers – who are already pinched after a tough year and now face big property tax increases. We don’t know the plan, or all the costs and we deserve that information and deserve to decide on whether or not to continue.

The Mayor and his team are ignoring questions and concerns from residents and taxpayers, and not being transparent.

We need to collect 10% of signatures from all eligible voters and we are committed to keeping our volunteers and the public safe by following all COVID-19 measures.

We hope residents will join us to collect signatures, help spread the word, and send a strong message to the Province and Surrey City Council.

Thank you,
Darlene Bennett

Why I'm doing this

Surrey voters want a referendum on policing: surveys have shown that about 70% of Surrey residents believe a referendum is the only fair way to decide whether or not to make an expensive transition from Surrey RCMP to a local police force.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 protective measures, we will begin by recruiting supporters remotely through the website and email, and will gather petition signatures safely. We will host safe in-person events later this spring or summer when COVID-19 measures allow.

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Canvassing and gathering signatures for the Surrey Police Vote cirizens Initiative campaign is fun and easy! You can make an important difference on this issue by signing up to be an officially registered Canvasser through Elections BC.

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We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to weigh in on this important decision. Fill out the form to the left to make sure we keep you updated and get your voice heard.

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October 7, 2021 

Surrey Board of Trade President and CEO Anita Huberman Joins Call for Policing Referendum

Surrey, BC — Surrey Board of Trade President and CEO Anita Huberman joins Surrey Police Vote Citizens’ Initiative Campaign’s call for a referendum on policing in Surrey.

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If you would like to donate to the "Surrey Police Vote" Citizens Initiative Petition to help support the campaign, please fill out the form below. We are accepting electronic donations as well as cheques or money orders, which can be sent to the following address – or by clicking the ‘donate’ button below.

1770 West 7th Ave, Suite 305

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Please reach out with questions or feedback on our campaign. You can reach us through our email and phone number below.

info@surreypolicevote.ca
604-337-2700

Copyright Surrey Police Vote 2021 

Firstly, for my late husband Paul. His case is still active and ongoing. I want to make sure that this transition does not compromise his right to justice. All the families affected by violent crime in this City deserve to have transparency and accountability from the Mayor and Council. 

I sent a letter in August 2020 to the Surrey Police Service Board asking for some clarification on a few questions I had. They responded with a “tweet”. I feel a more respectful response was needed.

I trust the Surrey RCMP. I have always found my interactions with them to be very professional. At least they tell me what I can and cannot know and why.    

Secondly, I am a taxpayer in Surrey. I don’t understand why we are all being kept in the dark. This is public safety:  it is a right. It involves everyone. How can you have any faith or trust in this process, when you don’t know what you’re getting, or how much you are going to have to pay?

The people of Surrey deserve to have a voice, they deserve to have the facts and they deserve to be heard by the Province and Surrey City Council. Hopefully, this initiative will allow that.

Darlene Bennett

 

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All Signatures must be in by November 14TH

If you have not yet signed our petition, your last chance to sign will be at the Holiday Inn Cloverdale (17530 64th Ave, Surrey) on Sunday, November 14th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This will be your final opportunity to sign! Please see our social media for additional times throughout the week.

If you are a canvasser, this will be your final opportunity to submit any signature sheets you may have! If you have any issues dropping off your sheets please call us at 604-337-2700 and we will find a time that works for you! 

Every signature counts!

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