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Huntsville G8 location “ideal” for snipers

RCMP internal review says wooded landscape provided vantage points, hidden approaches

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Internal RCMP documents reveal the Muskoka setting for last summer’s G8 Summit was an ideal location for would-be snipers to assassinate a world leader. The 353-page review says the landscape around Huntsville, Ont. provided gunmen with key vantage points, land and water routes in and out of the summit venue area and wooded approaches for trespassers. The review also says the decision to host the G20 Summit in Toronto right after the G8 Summit “added a significant planning challenge.” Security costs for both the G8 and G20 summits in Huntsville and Toronto totalled $930 million.

Toronto Star

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