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Disputes – International

Canada managed maritime boundary disputes with the US at Dixon Entrance, Beaufort Sea, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Gulf of Maine including the disputed Machias Seal Island and North Rock. Canada, the US and other countries dispute the status of the Northwest Passage.

Canada works closely with the US to intensify security measures for monitoring and controlling legal and illegal movement of people, transport and commodities across the international border

Canada also has sovereignty dispute with Denmark over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland. The collection of technical evidence for submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in support of claims for continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from its declared baselines in the Arctic, as stipulated in Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, has commenced.

Illicit Drugs

Canada is an illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US. The use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors. There is increasing ecstasy production, some of which is destined for the US.

Canada is vulnerable to narcotics money laundering because of its mature financial services sector.





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