Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna gets security detail - 2019-09-09
As the climate debate intensifies ahead of Canada's federal election in October, the country's environment minister has been assigned a security detail.
"There are places, yes, that I have to have security now and I don't think that's a great situation," Catherine McKenna, a member of the governing Liberal Party, told the Canadian Press on Saturday. "I'm someone who is trying to do my job, live my life, and talk and engage with people, and it makes it harder. I'm not going to let this stop me but I wish it would stop."
In Ottawa, Canada's capital, where locals mingle with federal ministers and politicians, it's nearly unheard of for a top official to use a security detail.