Macdonald-Laurier Institute author Christian Leuprecht spoke with Yahoo News about a delay in implementing the Beyond the Border initiative between Canada and the United States.
The Canadian Press reported last week that Canadian and U.S. negotiators missed a July 30 deadline on one of the provisions in the deal related to sharing information about potential terrorists.
The Beyond the Border deal is designed to make it easier for people and goods to flow from Canada and the United States by adopting common security standards between the two countries.
Leuprecht, who has authored several reports for MLI on the subject of terrorism and border security, told Yahoo that the delay is not an indication its implementation has gone off the rails.
Rather, he says, the federal government possibly underestimated the time it would take to sort out the details.
“Let’s put it this way, the timetable was always very ambitious from the outset,” Leuprecht told Yahoo.
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Christian Leuprecht’s work for MLI
National Security Strategy for Canada Series: Organized crime beyond the border, by Todd Hataley and Christian Leuprecht, April 2013
The Blue Line or the Bottom Line of Police Services in Canada: Arresting runaway costs, by Christian Leuprecht, March 31, 2014
What Do Muslim Canadians Want?, by Christian Leuprecht and Conrad Winn, November 1, 2011