Jan 12/98: OPP invasion bill tops $2 million


Globe and Mail
January 12, 1998, p. A5
Canadian Press

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An ill-fated attempt to quell a native protest at Ipperwash Provincial Park two years ago cost Ontario taxpayers more than $2-million. According to documents obtained by The Sarnia Observer under the Freedom of Information Act, the province paid out $2.12 million in wages, overtime pay, accommodations meals and vehicle maintenance over a 27-day period in September, 1995.

The documents from the provincial Solicitor-General's Office show the lion's share of the bill - about $1.85 million - went on police wages, including $1.27 million in overtime.

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