July 4, 2010 in G8
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June 27, 2010 in Canada
You are an important community partner and you can help us with our planning by asking your staff to be alert and vigilant. For instance, ask employees to:
Report to your security officers and the Toronto Police Service any suspicious persons found in the “staff only” areas of downtown locations,
Report to your security officers and the Toronto Police Service any suspicious activity that could be of potential concern such as suspicious photography in or around the work place; suspicious packages; insecure doors;
June 25, 2010 in Canada
* The PBO was asked to assess the reasonableness of the security costs for the upcoming G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto.
* The Government of Canada has been relatively transparent, when compared to other countries, on the costs of security related to the summits. The total cost of security for the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits amounts to $930M, which includes $507M for RCMP, $278M for Public Safety, $78M for National Defence and a $55M contingency reserve.
* The PBO found it difficult to find comparable data of past events to assess the security costs related to the 2010 Summits. This is largely due to the lack of disclosure by other jurisdictions, differences in key considerations and cost drivers of summit security and differences between base versus incremental funding.
June 25, 2010 in News
The G8 summit of leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US, Canada and Russia is being held at the Deerhurst Resort on the outskirts of Huntsville, 215km (133 miles) from Toronto. The resort is closed to public, with restrictions in force on local roads, the nearby Peninsula Lake, as well as airspace closures. A ring of steel has gone up around the Metro Toronto Convention Centre area for the G20 summit which will take place after the G8 summit. The “lockdown” of central Toronto includes a 3m-high (10ft), 3.5km (2.2-mile) concrete and metal fence enclosing the G20 meeting area and a huge security presence. Banks and theatres will be closed, as will one of Canada’s most famous tourist attractions – the CN Tower.
June 25, 2010 in Canada
The Government of Canada has chosen Toronto as the location of the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit on Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Security for the Summit is being managed by the Integrated Security Unit (ISU), a joint security team led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in partnership with the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Canadian Forces (CF) and Peel Regional Police (PRP).
September 25, 2009 in Germany
Wie aile Behörden des Bundes und der Lander sind auch die Dienststellen der Bundeswehr nach Art. 35 Abs. 1 GG verpflichtet, zu Gunsten anderer Bundes-, Landes- und Kommunalbehörden Amtshilfe zu leisten. Voraussetzung ist jeweils ein ausdriickliches und hinreichend konkretes Ersuchen der zu unterstützenden Behörden. Die Initiative für Amtshilfeleistungen der Streitkrafte geht somit niemals von der Bundeswehr aus.
July 11, 2009 in News
World leaders agreed to come up with $20 billion to fight hunger after a personal appeal from President Obama, who capped the European leg of his latest foreign trip with a visit to the Vatican this morning.
At a news conference summarizing his first Group of 8 summit, Obama said the leading industrialized nations had made progress on feeding the hungry in the less developed world, controlling climate change and dealing with nuclear proliferation. His next and final stop before heading home to Washington will be Ghana.