The Liberal Opposition says taking the 9-1-1 system from the St. John’s Regional Fire Department and giving it to the RNC will cost an extra $2 million.

Opposition MHA Cathy Bennett is questioning the rationale of bringing a new operator in at this stage of the game. Bennett, the MHA for Virginia Waters, says the move has huge implications for what she describes as one of the best 9-1-1 systems in the world. She can’t understand why Justice Minister Judy Manning would rather take the system away from the fire department and have the RNC handle the calls at an additional $2 million.