A Department of Justice official released the following statement at the conclusion of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s trip to Canada, where he met with senior government officials from the Quebec Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, the Canadian Department of Justice, the Canadian Ministry of Public Safety, and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, as well as representatives of the Department of State and several U.S. law enforcement agencies.
"Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein held productive meetings with Canadian law enforcement officials in Montreal and Ottawa. He met with Deputy Minister of Public Safety Malcolm Brown and Canadian Department of Justice Associate Deputy Minister Francois Daigle and their respective teams, as well as officials from the Quebec Provincial Prosecutor’s Office and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He thanked them for their critical partnership in the fight against transnational criminal organizations and cyber criminals, and discussed ways to further limit the flow of illegal drugs and firearms across our borders. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein emphasized the Trump Administration’s commitment to sharing information about terrorists and other criminals, to cutting red tape and reducing inefficient bureaucratic processes, and to fighting against threats to the safety and security of all Americans and Canadians.
“The Deputy Attorney General also met with U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, with officials of the U.S. Consulate in Montreal and the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, and with Canada-based representatives of U.S. law enforcement agencies, including ATF, DEA, FBI, IRS, ICE-HSI, and Customs & Border Protection. Finally, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein visited the Canadian Parliament, where he had the pleasure of meeting the Senate Speaker, several Senators, and their staffs, and attending sessions of the Canadian Senate and House. He also spoke at the International Economic Forum in Montreal. He appreciated the hospitality extended in Montreal and Ottawa and looks forward to continued close cross-border collaboration with our Canadian law enforcement partners.”