Message to the Senate Transmitting the Canada-United States Legal Assistance Treaty
the Senate of the
a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I
transmit herewith the Treaty between the Government of the
Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being
negotiated by the
The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the treaty includes: (1) the taking of testimony or statements of witnesses; (2) the provision of documents, records and evidence; (3) the execution of requests for searches and seizures; (4) the serving of documents; and (5) the provision of assistance in proceedings relating to the forefeiture of the proceeds of crime, restitution to the victims of crime, and the collection of fines imposed as a sentence in a criminal prosecution.
I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification.
The White House,