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NEWS: Van Loan announces on-line consultation on security perimeter to April 21

Postmedia News reports that, “One month after Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama announced a deal to establish a North American security and trade perimeter, the federal government announced public consultations would begin on the proposal. …International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan said Sunday that Canadians could provide feedback on the proposed partnership between Canada and the U.S. on the ministry’s website between now and April 21. The results of the public consultation would then be published, he said.”

The on-line consultation doesn’t ask if you support or oppose the perimeter security proposal. Rather, it says, “The Working Group is looking for ideas on initiatives that will contribute to securing our common border while developing job-producing and prosperity-enhancing trade between our countries.”

We will be producing an action alert with suggested messages on this shortly, but in the meantime, comments can be submitted to the government website at

Council of Canadians media releases on the security perimeter can be read at and