The G7 summit in Charlevoix will cost$ 224 Million, provides for the federal

News 12 February, 2018
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    QMI agency

    Monday, 12 February 2018 21:03

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    The next summit of G7 which will take place next June in La Malbaie, in the Charlevoix region, is expected to cost at least $ 224 million, provides for Ottawa.

    A little more than half of this budget, or approximately $ 125 million, is allocated to the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) to provide security during the event, according to a document made public by the federal government.

    The ministry of foreign Affairs, Trade and Development ($31 million), the ministry of public Safety and emergency preparedness ($19 million), shared Services Canada ($16 million) and the ministry of public Works and government Services ($12 million) will also have significant expenses to cover to complete this top.

    This budget represents only a portion of the expenses related to the organization of the summit, said in the evening the Office of summit management global Business Canada.

    “Supplementary estimates “C” presents expected expenditures until march 31, 2018; therefore, it presents only a portion of the expenses related to the canadian presidency of the G7. This includes the

    The summit itself, ministerial meetings, and other events that are associated with them”, explained Jean-Sébastien Roy, assistant director, issues management and advocacy, in an e-mail to QMI Agency.

    The spending generated by the hosting of the summit from April 1, 2018 will be presented in the federal budget. “The total costs related to the canadian presidency of the G7 will not be available until after the holding of the events related to the presidency, including the Summit,” said Mr Roy.

    “The majority of the funding of the presidency will focus on security measures, which include the deployment of RCMP and military personnel, the support of the provincial police and the necessary equipment, one can read in the document made public Monday. The funds will also be used for logistic needs such as room rental, temporary personnel, and upgrades to the local communication network.”

    The G7 summit will be held June 8 and 9 next to the Manoir Richelieu.