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February 1st, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Vancouver's $900 million price tag to protect Games

The opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics is just around the corner. Vancouver says it's ready.

But of all the records that will be set at the games, perhaps none are more impressive than the plan for security. Our Jeanne Meserve has the report.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ryder

    Waldo, I can tell you with 100% confidence that there is no overtime to be had. All shifts are regulated to ensure that the police only work 40 hrs/week.

    February 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  2. Waldo

    One thing about cops. They can smell a buck to be made two miles away. The games will be an overtime feeding frenzy. You can't make these games secure from all terrorism. It's impossible. But they won't tell you that. They want that overtime bonanza. So they'll feed the bureaucrats the bull they want to hear.

    February 4, 2010 at 7:59 am |
  3. Ryder

    Of that $900M

    you can deduct the salary of the some 15000 RCMP, Military pers and city polive from around Canada. Those salaries are paid with or without the Games. You can also deduct the costs in what the military is spending on this exercise as the military would have spent it elsewhere. Bottom line, the $900M price tag is extremely over inflated!!

    February 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  4. Tom Hunter

    This'll be a great chance for JTF-2, Canada's elite counterterrorist unit, to get some domestic experience!

    February 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  5. Hugh

    A nice ancillary benefit to the "war on terror". Where do I sign up up for a $1 Billion contract to protect Olympians from ghosts?

    Oh, and if by chance, a "terrorist" attack is ordered (by Langley), no worries, neither myself or anyone at my company will be held accountable, we'll just get in line for our next fat contract.

    February 3, 2010 at 10:37 am |