Canadian Security Magazine

The Halifax International Security Forum: highlights

By Canadian Security   

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For three days in November, several hundred senior politicians, military officials and security experts from around the world take over a downtown Halifax hotel to talk about war, security, weapons, power, threats and terrorism.

This is the sixth year of the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) that started when Peter MacKay, Nova Scotia’s senior minister was the federal Defence Minister.

The forum costs Canadian taxpayers $2.49-million, according to a report in the Halifax Chronicle Herald. No resolution or communique comes from the forum – but Mr. MacKay insists that the informal conversations in the hallways between international officials who may never have had the chance to meet or the contacts that are made is the “magic of Halifax.”

Read the full story of the meeting and what was discussed on the Globe and Mail website here.


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