The rising cost of Islam: Extra Mounties guarding Parliament Hill ring up hotel bills

OTTAWA—The RCMP has earmarked $275,000 a month to cover hotel bills for officers brought in from across the country to bolster security on Parliament Hill, the Star has learned.

Extra Mounties have been reassigned in the wake of the Oct. 22 attack on Parliament to deal with what the RCMP has called a “critical shortage” of manpower.