23 January 2012: Assistant Secretary Heyman Brings Beyond the Border to Carleton University
The Assistant Secretary for Policy from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, David Heyman, spoke to a group of more than 70 students, academics and business people at Carleton University on January 23 about the Beyond the Border Action Plan and its implementation.
Assistant Secretary Heyman was joined by his Canadian counterpart, Paul MacKinnon, Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy at Public Safety Canada.
The event, "What Does the Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan Mean for Security and Economic Prosperity", was organized by the Carleton Centre for Trade Policy and Law in conjunction with U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Public Safety Canada and Fulbright Canada. It was an opportunity for both governments to reach out to the public and provide information while at the same time listening to concerns and responding to questions from the audience.
During the event the speakers talked about the four main areas of the action plan, addressing threats early; trade facilitation, economic growth and jobs; integrating cross-border law enforcement; and critical infrastructure and cyber-security. They also discussed issues such as privacy and sovereignty, other planned outreach and implementation.
More information about the Beyond the Border Action Plan can be found in our Beyond The Border section.