'Airport-style' screening at G20

Residents and business owners will not only have to present government-issued identification when entering the summit's security perimeter in Toronto, but may also be scanned with a metal detector and have their personal belongings checked, the National Post reported. Vancouver-based private security firm Contemporary Security Canada has announced it has been the awarded the security contract for both the G8 and G20 summits. The company says it plans to hire 1,100 workers, each paid between $20 and $24 per hour. Last week, it was revealed that total security costs for the two summits will reach almost $1 billion.

Published: Wednesday, 06/02/2010 12:00 am EDT

Residents and business owners will not only have to present government-issued identification when entering the summit's security perimeter in Toronto, but may also be scanned with a metal detector and have their personal belongings checked, the National Post reported. Vancouver-based private security firm Contemporary Security Canada has announced it has been the awarded the security contract for both the G8 and G20 summits. The company says it plans to hire 1,100 workers, each paid between $20 and $24 per hour. Last week, it was revealed that total security costs for the two summits will reach almost $1 billion.

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