Feds pay out G8, G20 compensation

Toronto and Huntsville businesses to receive nearly $2 million

Businesses that were affected by last summer’s G8 and G20 summits will receive nearly $2 million in compensation from the federal government. The majority of the cash will go to those affected by the G20 summit in Toronto, during which violent protests and a security perimeter essentially shut down the city’s downtown core.  The remaining $67,256 in claims will go to businesses affected by the G8 in Huntsville, north of Toronto. However, the government still has to assess 72 more claims out of the 411 it received. Government officials won’t reveal whose applications have been approved, and say information about which businesses will be compensated will be released when the Public Accounts are published, likely in the fall.


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