Harper Announces More Anti-Terrorism Funding for RCMP and Border Services

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there is “no legitimate reason of any kind” for any Canadian to become involved in jihadist or terrorist movements.

Harper was in Montreal on Thursday to announce additional resources for the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency in the fight against terrorism.

The RCMP will receive $150.4 million in new money over five years, beginning in 2015-16, and $46.8 million a year after, with the money going to help the Mounties conduct terrorism-related criminal investigations.

The border-services agency will get $5.4 million over five years and $1.1 million annually in subsequent years, with some of the funds earmarked for identifying high-risk travellers. Read more in the National Post.

Source: news.nationalpost.com

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