Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency Act

An Act to establish the Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


David Pratt  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of March 17, 2003
(This bill did not become law.)


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Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency ActRoutine Proceedings

March 17th, 2003 / 3:10 p.m.
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David Pratt Liberal Nepean—Carleton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-409, an act to establish the Canadian Foreign Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce in the House an act to establish the Canadian foreign intelligence agency. As the only G-8 country without a foreign intelligence agency, Canada has been a net consumer of intelligence rather than a net producer. Today's strategic environment demands that we have our own sources of foreign intelligence to safeguard our own interests and to assist our allies in the war against terrorism.

The introduction of this bill would not have been possible without the hard work of Miss Clare McIntyre, a parliamentary intern in my office, and Mr. Alistair Hensler, a constituent and a former assistant director of CSIS.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Vimy Ridge Day ActRoutine Proceedings

October 10th, 2002 / 10:15 a.m.
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The Chair is satisfied that the bill is in the same form as Bill C-409 was at the time of prorogation of the first session, 37th Parliament. Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Order 86(1), the bill is deemed read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee)