Secrecy seems to be the legacy for Olympics security
A total of $900 million was budgeted to keep the peace during the Olympics, but the RCMP's Integrated Security Unit isn't answering any questions about how closely it stuck to that plan.
For 17 days, CF-18s Hornets flew 24 hours. Military sites were constructed. Thousands of police officers were called in from all over the country.
Now that it's all over, a few questions remain.
"We want to know, was it under budget? Over budget? What were the successes?" Security consultant Mark LaLonde asked CTV News.
This week, Victoria police revealed what their officers are claiming for overtime services during the Games, and posted it on their website.
The Vancouver Police Department discussed its Olympic security experience directly after the Games, and predicted a similar briefing to come from the ISU.
But RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, the top cop in charge of the ISU, isn't answering any questions.
In an email to CTV News, his only comment was "We have no intention to do any large scale wrap-up media event or interviews."
LaLonde said that the ISU should follow the lead of the municipal forces.
"Municipal is far more accountable and transparent. There is a much better public governance system," he said.
In contrast, "The RCMP are accountable to the RCMP, basically."
Even B.C.'s Solicitor General is in the dark.
"I think by and large people are happy with the return they got on that [security] investment, but to the extent that they have questions, they deserve answers," Mike DeJong told CTV News.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington