National Security Committee of Parliamentarians Act

An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Derek Lee  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of March 27, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment establishes the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians and sets out the composition, mandate and duties of the Committee.

Elsewhere

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National Security Committee of Parliamentarians ActRoutine Proceedings

March 27th, 2009 / 12:10 p.m.
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Liberal

Derek Lee Liberal Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-352, An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians.

Madam Speaker, this bill is the same as the one introduced by me in the last Parliament and as government Bill C-81 introduced in 2005. The bill would create a committee of the House and Senate in the field of security and intelligence, capable of receiving and protecting classified information in the national security envelope. This is for the purpose of better assuring accountability effectiveness and civil liberties.

The components of the bill were composed and agreed to by an all party committee, a special committee which reported in 2004. The current government has told me it intends to proceed with such a bill, but so far, and it has been three years, it has not done the job.

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