Jan 122011
 January 12, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Canadian Press reports:

A highly touted meeting between Stephen Harper and Barack Obama on a perimeter security pact has been pushed back as Canada and the United States wrestle with the difficulties of making the complex arrangement a reality.

Insiders say the signing summit is now expected no earlier than February and possibly as late as spring.

They say increased information sharing — a prospect that raises privacy concerns in Canada — will be key to the effort to secure the outer boundaries of North America.

The idea is to control who enters and leaves the continent in a consistent manner, allowing officials to ease security at the Canada-U.S. border, paving the way for a return to more free-flowing passage of vehicles and cargo.

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