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Klein urges Canada to reconsider hosting G-8 Summit

CALGARY, Alta. -- In light of yesterday's terrorist attacks against the U.S., Alberta Premier Ralph Klein says it's...

CALGARY, Alta. — In light of yesterday’s terrorist attacks against the U.S., Alberta Premier Ralph Klein says it’s time for Canada to reconsider hosting the G-8 Summit in Kananaskis next year.

That would be good news for truckers who frequent Alberta highways, as protesters have already started discussing their plans of attack for the meetings to be held next June.

"If we see the situation a year down the road as it is today, where there is a real threat of terrorism or we’re in the midst of terrorism movements, then it’s my personal thought and I can’t speak for the prime minister it would be absolute folly to proceed with a summit of that magnitude," Klein told local media.

He went on to add that "Without doubt, as we see the situation unfolding in the United States, I would venture a guess that the risk of terrorism is heightened."

But Klein isn’t the only person concerned about the fallout of hosting the G-8 Summit in Canada.

Ship Secure International spokesman, Clark McLean says "What happened yesterday will force the G-8 planners to consider everything from peaceful protests to a full-scale extremist act of terrorism."

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