Despite widespread opposition, the provincial government still appears to be keen on the concept of a provincial police force.

The UCP government has launched a website it says will provide Albertans with information about what it calls the "opportunities" a new police force would bring.

It claims there would be improved civilian oversight, more front-line police officers and better service levels.

The government says while no decisions have been made it's doing the due diligence it promised by going directly to Albertans.

However, the Alberta NDP points out that both Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta have formally passed resolutions calling on the government to scrap the plan for a provincial police service and 72 communities and organizations have co-signed a letter to the government echoing those calls.

The NDP says the government’s own study concedes establishing a provincial police force would mean the loss of $200 million in federal funding and impose up to $386 million in new up-front costs.

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