G8/G20 security costs could reach $900-million

Colin Freeze

Globe and Mail
June 7, 2010

Security for the G8-G20 summits will cost taxpayers close to $1-billion.

Supplementary estimates released by Parliament Tuesday indicate federal government will spend $654-million on security on top of the $179-million announced in March, for a total of $833-million.

The total figure greatly exceeds some published media estimates of the overall costs.

In fact, the government anticipates the final cost could exceed $900-million, meaning that the cost of providing security to world leaders meeting for a few days of meetings near Huntsville, and then Toronto, will cost as about as much as was believed to be spent for security during the two-week-long Vancouver Olympic Games.

The RCMP, which is deploying thousands of officers to the events, is to get the lion’s share of the funding, followed by the Public Safety Department, followed by the Department of National Defence.

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Dylan Eleven

If these people were doing good things for the masses they would be greeted with cheering in the streets.  Without a need for any security.  The level of security is directly related to the level of evil they do and are doing.   They are keeping us poor, waging wars and destroying our planet.  No kidding they need to spend a billion dollars to protect themselves… oh sorry, we have to spend a billion dollars to protect them from the masses for screwing the masses??? WTF.



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