Visitors and tourists to the Saskatchewan Legislature will have to go through a metal detector from starting this week.
A metal detector was installed at the Legislature at a cost of $10,000.
Terry Quinn is the Sergeant at Arms, and says the metal detector was installed for precautionary reasons.
“We’ve seen Parliament Hill, we’ve seen what has happened at London a number of times, but one of the main things, especially with my role as security here, this building is a beautiful building,” Quinn says. “It’s the building for the people of Saskatchewan, and we encourage people to come, to tour it. If you’re coming to visit a member of the Legislature, or anything like that, we encourage people to come.”
Quinn says there are some people who would not need to go through the metal detector.
“Staff would be excluded, some government business people would be excluded but for the most part, visitors and tourists who come, we would expect to put them through.”
Quinn says the metal detector will be operational this week.