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Canada to spend $1 billion on summit security

Canada to spend $1 billion on summit security

Canada's public safety minister says the country is spending nearly $1 billion for security at the G-8 and G-20 summits next month.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday Canada has budgeted up to $930 million Canadian (US$872 million). Toews says hosting two summits back-to-back is unprecedented.
Canada is hosting the G-20 _ the group of leading rich and developing nations _ economic summit on June 26-27 in Toronto.
The G-8 _ the group of leading industrial nations _ is meeting in Huntsville, Ontario, the day before the G-20 summit.
Toews says it is a necessary level of security but opposition parties decried the cost.


Updated : 2021-03-07 14:38 GMT+08:00