Big Business Attends Perimeter Talks in Washington
(Embassy – Carl Meyer)
U.S. intel-sharing plans will hit Toews’ desk; Harper government to table cross-border policing bill
New information has emerged on the perimeter security plan between Canada and the United States, with hundreds of government and industry representatives meeting in Washington last week, and the Harper government signalling it will soon table a bill to entrench cross-border policing over water.
On Jan. 30 and 31, representatives from both governments as well as industry officials held talks in Washington on the Regulatory Co-operation Council, one of the two planks of the Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.
A notice for both talks was quietly posted on the government’s border plan website sometime last month. It included an agenda for the second day that struck a whole host of technical sessions bringing bureaucrats and industry together to hammer out draft work plans. Read more here.
Date: February 10, 2012