Globe and Mail
May 28, 2010
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says his police force will administer between $50-million and $100-million of the federal funds allotted for G20 security.
This amount could represent as much as 10 per cent of the $930-million earmarked in security costs for the G8 and G20 events.
“We did not see this as a windfall opportunity,” Chief Blair told reporters Thursday evening.
He said that his service has made every effort to contain costs and pointed out Toronto Police got no top-up from municipal ratepayers for the summit.
That’s where the feds come in.
The biggest cost, Chief Blair said, is staffing. A “great deal of manpower” is required for security, he said, “between $50 and $100-million of staffing costs related to the Toronto Police Service and our municipal partners,” he said.
This article was posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 3:53 am