Badges and Balancing Acts

One day before he leaves his post, OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis sits down with Steve Paikin to reflect on his time with Ontario's police force. Then, Ontario municipalities that rely on the OPP for policing are pushing back against rising costs for that policing. The Agenda examines what's behind the costs, and what can be done to make things more affordable.

Chris Lewis: Ontario's Top Cop

On March 28, 2014 Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis retires after being police officer for 35 years. He sits down with Steve Paikin to reflect on a life in law enforcement and how the job has changed since the 1970s.

Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police

Paying for Safety

Police costs for municipalities serviced by the Ontario Provincial Police have been increasing rapidly. Although many are satisfied with the quality of service, some say the fees are simply becoming unaffordable. The Agenda asks: At what point does the cost outweigh the benefits, and what can be done to make policing more affordable?

Bureau Commander, Municipal Policing Bureau, Ontario Provincial Police
Mayor, Port Hope
PC Candidate, Timiskaming-Cochrane
Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Royal Military College of Canada