Ralph Goodale meeting with U.S. Homeland Security chief cancelled

Ralph Goodale meeting with U.S. Homeland Security chief cancelled

OTTAWA — A meeting that was scheduled to be held in Toronto today between Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been cancelled.

No reason for the cancellation was given in a brief news release issued late Wednesday night.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau was also scheduled to attend the meeting to discuss aviation security and counterterrorism.

Nielson was in the headlines this week in Washington, D.C., when she was grilled at a congressional hearing over reports U.S. President Donald Trump had used vulgarity to describe African countries.

She said she "did not hear" Trump use language that has been criticized as racist.

Nielson served as deputy White House chief of staff prior to being put in charge of Homeland Security on Dec. 5, 2017.

 

The Canadian Press