Nova Scotia: Stephen McNeil wants RCMP to change alert protocol

Nova Scotia: Stephen McNeil wants RCMP to change alert protocol

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeill says the RCMP should change the way the public is aware of dangerous events.

McNeill made this comment Thursday when another question is being raised as to why it took the RCMP more than three hours to request a provincial warning message on Wednesday? Largely an armed man was roaming in northern Nova Scotia.

The Prime Minister says officials should “correct their protocol”.

Provincial Justice Minister Mark Furey also intervened, stating that RCMP officers should “cut back on time” by the Provincial Management Office to produce a cautious message for broadcast. emergency situation.

Mr McNeill repeatedly noted that after the office received text messages from the RCMP at 11:35 am, it took him only seven minutes to receive the message via television, radio and equipment. Wireless in the province.

The shooting suspect, who fled to New Brunswick on Tuesday, was at Amherst in Nova Scotia for nearly 19 hours before being arrested on Wednesday.

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