The cost of living is cheaper in Medicine Hat, so labor is cheaper – this is one of the main competitive advantages of small towns. As a primary tariff unit, under the Police Officers Collectives Bargaining Act, to negotiate and manage collective agreements on wages and working conditions and to comply with the law with respect to representation of members that is not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith. Arbitrator Stan Lanyon handles the justification of each argument. He agreed with the union that Delta`s collective agreement was not a good comparison because economic and working conditions in Vancouver are markedly different. But he also disagreed to use Calgary and Edmonton.