Security measures - 2018 G7 Summit – Charlevoix, Quebec

This page will be updated regularly in order to disseminate all security information in a timely manner.

Integrated Security Unit (ISU)

An Integrated Security Unit (ISU) was formed to arrange and provide for security during the G7 Summit. The ISU's mandate is to provide for the security of all participants, visitors and residents during this large‑scale event. Led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the ISU is comprised of partners from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) and the Canadian Armed Forces. The ISU will also work with many other federal, provincial and municipal partners.

Information for residents and merchants of La Malbaie and surrounding areas

Community Relations Group

Four community relations officers have been on site in La Malbaie since September 2017. Their role is to ensure regular and transparent communications with the community, residents, merchants, and local and regional stakeholders about security measures surrounding the Summit. The four officers, from the RCMP and the SQ, will provide liaison between the community and the ISU in order to address citizens' security concerns. Discussion and cooperation will be prioritized in order to provide a secure, positive event.

Should you have any questions about security, please contact our community relations officers by telephone at 1-866-848-5849 or by email at infosecurite-G7-securityinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Security measures

The security measures surrounding the G7 Summit involve, among other things, establishing protected areas and security perimeters. These measures will allow us to ensure the safety of the participants, residents and visitors during the event. The Integrated Security Unit is at the planning stage. Detailed information about these measures that may affect the citizens in their everyday activities will be transmitted as soon as possible.

Reconnaissance exercises

From now until the Summit in June 2018, the Integrated Security Unit will conduct various reconnaissance exercises in the Charlevoix region. Whether on land, on the water or in the air, it is possible that citizens will witness trials or identification maneuvers. These exercises are part of the normal planning of security measures surrounding such an event and are of no danger to the public. The public's health and safety and respect for rights and privacy will not be compromised in any circumstance.

Protests

During the G7 Summit, the ISU will ensure that the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression for all is respected. A free speech area will be set up for this purpose in La Malbaie for the duration of the event. The location has not yet been determined. We will share this information as soon as possible.

Appeal to the public

Should you witness a suspicious incident or have information about the illicit activities of individuals or groups of individuals that could represent a potential threat and potentially be linked to Summit security, please contact the Integrated Intelligence Unit (IIU) for the Summit by telephone at 1-866-848-5853 or by email at RCMP.G7_2018_JIG-G7_2018_GIR.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

About the G7 Summit

The Government of Canada is hosting the G7 Summit on June 8 and 9, 2018, at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, located in La Malbaie in the Charlevoix Region of Quebec. To find out more about the event, please visit the Road to the 2018 G7 Summit in Charlevoix page.

Should you have any other questions about the event, please contact Global Affairs Canada's Summits Management Office by telephone at 1-833-472-4275 or by email at G7Charlevoix@international.gc.ca.

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