That's a good answer.
Here's another good question on contract policing.
As the RCMP does not have a minimum standard for contract policing, has the RCMP ever thought of having a minimum policing standard so that you can do rural policing reviews, for example, in different contract provinces to see whether the minimum standard of policing is adequate? I hear so often of the strain and stress of smaller detachments, and that there just are not enough people there, yet the only relief is through the province. That's how the contract works.
Could the RCMP have a minimum standard to say to the province, “If you want to contract an RCMP member, you need to have this number of people”?