The Harper-Obama Washington Declaration of February 4, 2011 stated: ―to preserve and extend the benefits our close relationship has helped bring Canadians and Americans alike, we intend to pursue a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from the borders of our two countries to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods, and services between our two countries.‖ As of June, 2011, there were no details on what ―perimeter security‖ might look like. What was clear is that whatever form it takes will likely depend on the Ottawa and Washington, DC intergovernmental Beyond the Border Working Group processes which have been tasked to solicit input from government, industry, academics and other stakeholders.
BPRI, "Seminar Proceedings: Perimeter Security and the Beyond the Border Dialogue: Perspectives from the PNW-Western Canada Region" (2011). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 62.