We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

Proposed security review panel called ‘positive’ but with caveats

Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

National security lawyers are welcoming the Liberals’ proposed creation of a committee of MPs and senators to oversee all federal entities involved in national security matters, but say the government must go much further to improve review and oversight.

Tabled in the Commons June 16 by government House Leader Dominic LeBlanc, Bill C-22 would establish a cross-party, security-cleared “national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians” that would be appointed by the prime minister, via cabinet.

As part of the executive — not legislative — branch, the...