Accountability questions arise in cross-border policing law

Public Safety outlines safeguards; NDP MP Brian Masse wants amendments studied as separate bill.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 05/02/2012 12:00 am EDT

The Harper government's plan to permanently legalize the ability of certain American agents to cross the border and enforce Canadian law in shared waterways will include aerial police surveillance over land, raising several questions over national jurisdiction and police accountability in the minds of opposition and academic observers.

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