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May 28, 2014—Parliamentary oversight of national security and intelligence agencies

May 28, 2014—Parliamentary oversight of national security and intelligence agencies

May 28, 2014—Parliamentary oversight of national security and intelligence agencies

We are opening our Caucus doors to Canadians. Each Open Caucus will provide an opportunity to learn, discuss and debate issues of national importance.

 

The Senate Liberal Caucus once again opened our doors and continued to learn, discuss and debate issues of national importance. This effort is hosted by the Senate Liberal Caucus but is intended to be non-partisan.

Our most recent meeting considered parliamentary oversight for Canada’s intelligence services and national security organizations. Canada is the only G7 nation not to have a parliamentary mechanism for the oversight of its national security and intelligence agencies. Also considering the recent revelations surrounding data sharing between law enforcement and telecom agencies, we feel it is important to discuss this in an open forum. In addition, we examined at other issues of crucial concern to Canadians such as privacy and accountability, along with a Bill recently tabled by Senators Hugh Segal and Romeo Dallaire. We invited all parliamentarians to attend.

Speakers Included:

  • The Honorable Hugh Segal, CM
  • The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, OC, CMM, GOQ, MSC, CD
  • Chantal Bernier, Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • John Adams, Former Chief of CSEC
  • Wesley Wark, Intelligence and Security Services Expert

 

This meeting was held:

Wednesday May 28th, 2014
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Room 160S, Centre Block


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