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      12-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by BimmerBoomer View Post
This came down to the cop on the beat. Not. The government was advised at the highest level that this operation was underway. The charge - which has yet to be fully specified - won't likely pass the smell test. Given the unusual circumstances surrounding the charges the government could have exercised ministerial discretion up front, rather than putting our economic interests at risk by carrying water for the Americans.
I don't think anyone said it would be left up to a beat cop. The request would come to the RCMP with the appropriate documentation. A crown would likely be consulted and the warrant then executed, likely by the Fugitive Squad. It wouldn't be up to Canada to validate the grounds for the US requesting the arrest and extradition as long as the request was properly made.