*more interesting and amusing than you might think.
Note to self: Part way through the briefing, Frannie bursts into the office with an e-mail for "Harding" and then noticed the guys in the room. The email is from the RCMP and they want to handle the case/lead the investigation themselves. Unfortunately, most of the Mounties are otherwise occupied [embarrassingly, somebody stole a 32ft statue of a moose and they can't find it] and a maple-syrup smuggler has met a sticky end [Welsh: "they have somebody to write this stuff?!"] so they are going to send down a task force [which isn't available and quite possibly doesn't exist] to investigate. However, they have a Deployment of trained investigators already in the city of Chicago and they will handle the initial investigation...
Fraser and Turnbull have a murder on their hands and have only their American Liaison Officer to aid them!
Actually, that sums up a lot of the plot for the thing I'm working on.