Israeli Minister of Public Security, Ari Dichter and Canadian Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, have been developing a cooperative approach to terrorism and related issues, involving exchange of information, technology, and operations. The Israeli Ministry web site reported on these developments, but Day’s office was caught off guard by the revelation, at first calling the Israeli report “inaccurate.” Melissa Leclerc, Day’s communications director, revised that comment, saying that the two ministers were “working on something.” According to the Israeli report, three working groups have been set up to promote cooperation on various aspects of the concern. While the Jerusalem Post claims that an interim agreement was signed, Leclerc said that Day “didn’t sign anything.” Sama Sabawi, executive director of the National Council of Canada-Arab Relations, found out about the Dichter-Day conversations through reports in the Jerusalem Post. She is concerned about Canada sharing security intelligence about Palestinians with Israel. Sabawi complained about the Canadian government’s lack of transparency. It is clear that Day’s office is unhappy about Israel’s public statement, as the Conservative government would prefer to keep things “hush-hush,” to use Sabawi’s characterization.