Canadians wary about closer U.S. security ties

Report suggests many ambivalent about law enforcement integration

Canadians are deeply ambivalent about proposed plans to better integrate North American security, a new report suggests. Nearly half of those consulted about a possible perimeter security agreement between the U.S. and Canada are against further integrating law enforcement in the two countries, the report says. The federal government consulted more than a 1,000 individuals, business groups and other organizations for the report, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in Toronto on Monday. The two governments are working toward a wide-ranging agreement that could lead to closer cooperation in security, trade and infrastructure.

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