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Public Safety committee  There are about 12 million a year.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  Yes, that's right, in terms of the agreement, the parties will meet regularly. The NEXUS program is something that goes, as you know, beyond the agreement, but there are regular conversations about that program as well. (Amendment negatived [See Minutes of Proceedings]) (Claus

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  That is correct. Clause 34 speaks specifically to the seizure and forfeiture of goods, not the admissibility or detention of a traveller, so that's correct. These are two separate issues. The admissibility decisions remain a final decision by the U.S. in terms of who is admissib

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  As outlined in the agreement and the legislation, the focus of this provision is border integrity and border security purposes, but there is that provision that allows it to be used for limited other purposes that are currently defined by law. Those may include some information s

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  Yes, it's information shared in terms of information that is collected by the U.S., so it would be national security broadly.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  The wording in the legislation is consistent with what was negotiated and agreed to in the Land, Rail, Marine and Air Transport Preclearance Agreement, so it is consistent with the language in line with article VI, paragraph 23 of the agreement.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  It's in paragraph 23(c).

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  As CBSA has stated previously, they've outlined their policy in terms of searches, so this is consistent with that. That's consistent with the agreement. The U.S. approach is quite similar, so it is consistent. The practice we are following is consistent with what's in the agreem

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  No, I don't believe it would be contrary to the agreement. Again, the choice of language was to be consistent with the language in the Customs Act, where the term “sex” is used, but interpreted in a manner that is intended to recognize and respect gender identity. We do recognize

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  This amendment is inconsistent with the agreement. It's not consistent with paragraphs 12 and 13 of article VI of the agreement, which do allow for pre-clearance officers to conduct partial body searches, or strip searches, if the host party declines to search or advises that it

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  That's correct. It's not consistent with the agreement.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  We've discussed with the committee that as stated in the bill, Canadian laws do apply. The U.S. officers in their conduct are expected to follow Canadian law, including the charter. Individuals who are subject to a search have the right to be taken before a senior officer and hav

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  If you look at clause 17, we have paragraphs 17(d) and (e). The first states: (d) persons who are authorized by the Minister under section 45 or by regulation That would include the marine transportation security regulations, which will be amended to address this. Paragrap

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett

Public Safety committee  Yes, it would be the operator of the facility, whatever operator that happened to be in the case in question.

June 14th, 2017Committee meeting

Jill Wherrett