The cost of having most of Halifax’s finest on duty over the weekend will be picked up by Ottawa.
The price of providing security for the two days of meetings of the G-7 finance ministers will top $1 million, say federal officials.
That figure included a massive RCMP presence, including several squads of riot police.
Finance department spokesman Jean-Michel Catta said Ottawa will pay the city for any additional police drawn from Halifax Regional Police.
The money had already been set aside in the finance department’s budget, Catta said, as part of the cost of hosting the leaders summit in two weeks.
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