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Kerry: US to Intensify Law Enforcement, Intel Sharing With Canada to Counter Terrorism

RIA Novosti

03:41 29/10/2014

WASHINGTON, October 29 (RIA Novosti) - The United States will intesify the security control on the border with Canada, following the recent shooting in the country, Secretary of State John Kerry announced.

'We will intensify our law enforcement, border protection and intel sharing [between the United States and Canada],' Kerry said during a press conference following a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.

Kerry and Baird met to discuss security issues that the countries face after the recent shootings in Canada.

On October 20, Canadian Martin Rouleau hit two soldiers with his car, killing one and injuring the other in St. Jean-sur Richelieu, Quebec. Two days later, a lone gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a Canadian soldier at the country's Parliament that subsequently shut down the capital.

'We [US and Canada] will work quietly and carefully in the next days and months, both of us together in the same fashion that we work on almost every challenge that we face together,' Kerry said.

John Kerry pledged that both the Obama administration and the US Department of State would work closely with Canada to prevent another terrorist attack from happening.

On Monday, Canadian legislators passed 'The Protection of Canada from Terrorist' Act, that allows the Canadian Security Intelligence Service authority to collect information from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand on Canadian terror suspects. The bill also gives the country the ability to easily remove Canadian citizens or dual citizens, convicted of terrorism or those, who left the country to fight for terrorist organizations.

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