National Security Committee of Parliamentarians Act

An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Wayne Easter  Liberal

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

Status

Introduced, as of Nov. 7, 2013
(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.

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National Security Committee of Parliamentarians ActRoutine Proceedings

November 7th, 2013 / 10:05 a.m.
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Liberal

Wayne Easter Liberal Malpeque, PE

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-551, An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians.

Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce a bill, which, if passed, would establish the national security committee of parliamentarians. I would note that this bill has been presented to this House on a number of occasions, beginning with Bill C-81, introduced by the then Liberal Minister of Public Safety.

This legislation would ensure that Canada's intelligence gathering community has the kind of proactive oversight already in place in a number of world jurisdictions. This legislation is required on an urgent basis.

I would remind the Minister of Justice, the Minister of State (Finance), and the member for Windsor—Tecumseh that they, on behalf of their respective parties, endorsed the national security committee of parliamentarians in a 2004 report. Therefore, I would hope that this legislation would move forward on an urgent basis.

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