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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is seen in Toronto, on Dec. 2, 2019.

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New security measures have been put in place for Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.

A spokesman for the premier says RCMP began providing Mr. Moe with a protective detail this month.

“While Saskatchewan has not previously had a dedicated protective detail for the premier, similar security measures have been in place for the majority of Canada’s provincial premiers for a number of years,” Jim Billington said Wednesday.

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He said the move was made following an assessment of “ongoing risks.”

It was determined that the premier’s security should be beefed up and he should have a small protective detail, Mr. Billington said.

He wouldn’t release further information, citing the sensitive nature of the issue.

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