#CBC: “Ottawa sharing info with U.S. Homeland Security on all Americans entering Canada – Politics”


Exchange of information is expected to improve security

The Canadian Press
Posted: Aug 31, 2017 4:25 PM ET
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2017 4:25 PM ET

Canada’s border agency has quietly begun sharing information with U.S. Homeland Security about the thousands of American citizens who cross into Canada each day.

Before long, Washington is expected to provide Ottawa with similar information about Canadians entering the United States.

The exchanges are intended to bolster security and help enforce other laws related to public health and safety.

Under a 2011 continental security pact, Canada and the United States agreed to set up co-ordinated systems to track the entry and exit information of travellers.

The system involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border — so that data on entry to one country serves as a record of exit from the other.

The first two phases of the program were limited to foreign nationals and permanent residents of Canada and the U.S., but not citizens of either country.

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