Monday, June 15, 2009

Stockwell Day Supports FBI Having Jurisdiction in Canada

For those who believe that corporations are running out country, on many levels, they are.

The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), appears to be ensuring present and future military contracts, and Conservative Rob Merrifield is working on an agreement whereby Canada will go to war whenever the U.S. does.

The Reform/Alliance have always supported what they referred to as an Angloshere defense strategy, and the new Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), also allows the American FBI to enter Canada to arrest or interrogate Canadians.

However, we didn't learn of any of this from our own government. We had to find it out from the FBI themselves.

U.S. investigations on Canadian soil done within the law: Day
CBC News
October 5, 2006

Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day acknowledged Thursday that U.S. agents conduct investigations in Canada but said all are done according to Canadian law.

Day was responding to a report regarding an internal FBI audit that shows U.S. agents are carrying out investigations without the approval of the Canadian government.

It says the FBI has given agents in its Buffalo field office clearance to conduct "routine investigations" up to 50 miles into Canadian territory.

When asked about the report during question period, Day said Canadian security forces work with Canada's allies, including the U.S, and have agreements in terms of information sharing.

"We have teams that are designated going back and forth across the border and sometimes it is farther than 50 miles or 50 kilometres," Day said.

"I can assure you that everything that is done on Canadian soil in relation to security and safety investigations are done in accordance with our law."

As well as the reference to "routine investigations" inside Canadian territory it also says that about 30 per cent of FBI agents crossing the border to work in Canada failed to get "country clearance." In other words, they didn't get Canada's approval.

The inspector general's report documents 135 unapproved FBI crossings and says there is no sign the crossings will stop. Canadian officials say they have made no protest to the U.S. government about FBI agents operating without permission on Canadian soil.

According to the report, the FBI has struggled to keep up with its Canadian workload despite opening two new branch offices. It pursues thousands of leads a year in Canada, far more than in any other country except the United States.

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