Several hundred employees at the World Trade and Convention Centre and Prince George Hotel went through security checks this week for the G-7 finance ministers’ meetings Friday and Saturday.
But just how extensive the background checks were, no one is saying.
“All those who are working here are accredited,” said Fred MacGillivray, president and CEO of Trade Centre Ltd. “We all had to pass the list of prerequisites to ensure we are capable and able to be part of the process.’’
MacGillivray said he didn’t think the checks rejected any employees.
World Trade and Convention Centre tenants won’t be accredited, although their employees must show a piece of photo identification before they can get in the building if they’re working today.
RCMP spokesman Sgt. Wayne Noonan wouldn’t talk about security precautions.
“If I did know, it’s something I couldn’t share with you anyway. It’s a security issue, and not something we would discuss in a public forum,” he said.
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