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Readout of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Call with Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland spoke yesterday with Bill Blair, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada. In their inaugural bilateral conversation, the leaders discussed their shared commitment to cooperating at the strategic level on a wide range of shared challenges and opportunities – from advancing policing and justice reform to countering the threats posed by domestic violent extremism. Attorney General Garland and Minister Blair also reaffirmed their commitment to reinvigorating the U.S./Canada Cross-Border Crime Forum as a mechanism for enhancing bilateral cooperation between the Justice Department and Public Safety Canada on common law enforcement objectives, including reducing gun violence and addressing shared narcotics threats from transnational criminal organizations.

Updated May 19, 2021

Press Release Number: 21-459