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Billion dollar security clampdown in Canada

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Billion dollar security clampdown in Canada


Security is tight and nerves are jittery ahead of the G8 and G20 summits in Canada. Thousands of police have been deployed to protect the two sites in and near Toronto – and the total cost is more than a billion canadian dollars. The G8 will meet here at the rural Deerhurst resort.

The site itself has been closed and restrictions are in place on local roads, airspace and a lake. Police now say a man arrested near the G20 site in downtown Toronto with a crossbow, chainsaw and fuel containers in his car had nothing to do with the summit.

The summits will focus on the global economic crisis and are expected to attract thousands of protesters who plan to press anti-poverty and pro-environment agendas.

A number of protesters have already been arrested this week in Toronto, although police say marches have generally passed off peacefully.

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