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Public Safety Canada

January 19, 2007 21:26 ET

PSEPC: Minister Day Meets With U.S. Administration Officials and Members of U.S. Congress

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 19, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, issued the following statement following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and members of the U.S. Congress. The meetings with administration officials and members of both the Senate and House of Representatives were part of a two-day visit on security and border-related issues.

During the visit to Washington D.C., the Minister met with:

Senator Norm Coleman

Senator Susan Collins, Ranking, Senate Homeland Security Committee

Congressman John Conyers, Chair, House Judiciary Committee

Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Senator Joe Lieberman, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security Committee

Senator Charles Schumer

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

"I was pleased to meet with Secretary Chertoff, Attorney General Gonzales, and distinguished members of the newly elected House of Representatives and Senate. It provided an opportunity to discuss security and other issues of mutual interest with leaders in both the Administration and Congress. We had a very productive meeting, and I look forward to further exchanges in the months ahead."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863