Nova Scotia

Feds extend funds for Security Forum

The federal government has extended funding for the Halifax International Security Forum that brings leaders from around the world together to discuss security issues.

The federal government has extended funding for the Halifax International Security Forum that brings together leaders from around the world to discuss security issues.

National Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Tuesday that about $7.5 million in funding will be made available over the next three yearsto keep the forum going .

"The three-year funding envelope includes contributions from both ACOA and National Defence, and it's in the range of about $2.5 million per year," he said Tuesday morning in Halifax.

The forum, which began in 2009, is being held this year Nov. 18-20 at The Westin Nova Scotian hotel.

MacKay said the political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa will be hot topics during this year's gathering.

Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of the U.S.- based Foreign Affairs magazine, is developing this year's agenda.

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