CALGARY - The City of Calgary has been granted $34.3-million by the federal government for security costs at the G-8 Summit in Kananaskis Country, southwest of Calgary.
The city estimates that at least $17-million would be needed to police Calgary during the Summit in June. The federal government decided to give Calgary double that amount in order to pre-pay specialised expenditures the city says are needed.
The federal money will be paid in installments.
The first $3.3-million will be given to Calgary on December 15.
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