Canada Marks $110M for Improvement of Transit Security

Funds are marked for use in country's six largest cities


The federal government will spend $110 million on improving transit security in the country's six largest cities.

Transport Minister Jean Lapierre's announcement yesterday came four months after terrorist attacks rocked London's underground and bus systems, and the same day a Spanish newspaper reported that information on Montreal's rail system was found on the computer of a Moroccan questioned about terror attacks in Madrid.

The newspaper El Pais reported yesterday the computer also had detailed data on Spanish trains and a map of the London underground. Lapierre said he was not aware of any increased terror threat to Canada.

He said Ottawa knows Canada has been targeted by foreign terrorists.

The bulk of the money will go to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Some of the cash will be used to finance more disaster training.