U.S. and Canada Law Enforcement Meet and Reestablish the Cross-Border Crime Forum

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On March 22, 2022, the United States and Canada high-level law enforcement officials met in Washington, D.C. to implement the commitment set forth in President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau’s February 2021 Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership to re-establish the Cross-Border Crime Forum (CBCF).  The meeting included the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick Garland, and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro N. Mayorkas.  Representing Canada were its Minister of Justice and Attorney General, David Lametti, and Minister of Public Safety, Marco Medicino.  The meeting discussed how to increase collaboration between the two countries to counter transnational crime and make their respective communities safer.[1]   

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, The U.S. and Canada Reestablish the Cross-Border Crime Forum, Press Rel.,  Mar. 22, 2022.