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Olympic security budget released

posted by dawn ottawa Topics: 2010 Olympics, obama

February 19, 2009

Olympic security budget released


The federal minister of public safety announced today that the government of Canada will put $647.5 million dollars towards security during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The feds are also on the hook for all cost overruns.

BC will pay an extra $165 million, bringing the province's total contribution to the security budget to $252.5 million dollars.

The announcement was made in Ottawa just following Obama's visit to the capital.

Photo: Lola May, CC2.0.

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