Security to be tightened for N.B. premiers state of province speech

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FREDERICTON - Security is being stepped up for the Premier Shawn Graham's state of the province address this week.
Organizers of the 1,000-seat dinner Thursday night in Fredericton made the decision after hearing that someone opposed to the NB Power sale may try to interrupt his speech.
Lee Winchester, president of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the annual event, said Tuesday that more police have been hired for the event at the Aitken University Centre.
Organizers have also been talking about the security plans with University of New Brunswick security, Fredericton police and the RCMP.
Winchester said there will be planned protests outside the event.
Dennis Atchison, one of the protest organizers, said their protest will be sombre to reflect the lack of input he feels New Brunswickers have in the deal to sell NB Power.
"We want to capture the attention of MLAs as they walk in the door," he said.

Organizations: NB Power, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Aitken University Centre University of New Brunswick RCMP

Geographic location: FREDERICTON

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