RCMP ‘to ease Canadians into the idea’ of U.S. agents in Canada | Canada Politics - Yahoo News Canada

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Uncle Sam could soon be coming after you on Canadian soil.

According to an <a href="http://embassymag.ca/page/view/crossborder-05-16-2012" target="_blank" data-rapid_p="1">article</a> in <em>Embassy Magazine</em>, the Harper government is moving forward on several initiatives that could give U.S. FBI and DEA agents the ability to pursue suspects across the land border and into Canada.

But, according to a RCMP officer, they're doing it in "baby steps."

"We recognized early that this approach would raise concerns about sovereignty, of privacy, and civil liberties of Canadians," RCMP Chief Superintendent Joe Oliver, the Mounties' director general for border integrity, told the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence on May 14.

"We said 'Let's take baby steps, let's start with two agencies to test the concept, let's demonstrate to Canadians and Americans that such an approach might work."

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