CORNWALL Ontario – Local tow firm CAM TOW are filing a complaint against the Cornwall Police Service over issues related to the contract given to another operator.
Photo: Gord Cameron of CAM TOW
In particular they allege that the contractor, Metro Towing, is charging much more than the fees awarded for flat towing in the contract and for storage fees.
There are also allegations that there are other issues such as scanners in the tow trucks that they suggest violate the contract.
The policy is that when police show up to an incident they are supposed to display a card with all the towing firms available and not automatically feed business to any one firm.
Council also passed a new by law governing tow truck operations that CAM TOW feel are dinging them and other companies with tickets in an unfair manner contrary to the spirit of the by law.
Cornwall Police Staff Sgt Kurt Fraser responded with a firm no comment while representatives for Metro Towing did not respond after our initial conversation.
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