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June 19, 2010 15:33 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews Commends Arrests in Royal Bank Fire-Bombing Incident

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2010) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today made the following statement concerning arrests in connection with the May 18 fire-bombing of a Royal Bank of Canada branch in Ottawa:

"I commend the outstanding cooperation between law enforcement agencies that led to these arrests. The dedication and tireless work of police has once again succeeded in making our communities safer.

Hosting the G8 and G20 summits requires that we are prepared to respond to any possible situation or threat. The Government of Canada has a comprehensive approach to security planning, and we are on track to host safe and secure G8 and G20 summits. The security plan has been developed by Canada's best experts in the field.

Our government will continue to support police and law enforcement agencies by giving them the tools they need to bring those who threaten our safety to justice.

We will follow this case with interest."

Arrests were made by the Ottawa Police Service with the assistance of RCMP "A" Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (A-INSET) and the Integrated Technological Crime Unit (ITCU) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

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