Federal Immigration Minister Diane Finley has high grade security equipment installed at her residence and riding office because of the fear over her personal safety. The cost of the whole security for Minister Finley has been estimated to be around $15,000.
Based of the sources report to the Canadian press, the security for the Minister was increased after the threats that were received as a result of her efforts to stop women from entering into Canada to work as strippers. However, no details have been given regarding the nature of these threats. But according to the same sources, these threats were directly related to the Conservative Bill that aimed at denying entry to the strippers into Canada. The source also disclosed that organized crime was behind the threats.
The documents that were obtained through the Access to Information Act disclose that on November 1, 2007, a sophisticated alarm system was installed at her residence that was priced $4,425. It was the same day Finley was introducing her bill that aimed at denying visas to foreign strippers. On January 15, 2008, other security measures were also installed at her residence that were priced more than $1,170. Immediately after one month, on February 28th, the office of Finley was also upgraded in terms of security and the total bill for this particular installation mounted up to $7,812.
Over all, $4,425 in the year 2007 and $10,150 has been spent over the security of Finley in order to ensure the safety of Finley and her family. Danielle Norris, the Citizenship and Immigration spokesperson said that the ministry is in no mood to comment on the matter related to the safety of minister Finley.
The bill that is the cause of so much concern towards Finley’s safety was aimed to counter the exploitation of women and human trafficking.