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Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, in the election we laid out a very detailed program for how we would deal with Bill C-51, and today we have implemented exactly that. It is contained in Bill C-59, before the House, which is in addition to the committee of parliamentarians, which is in addition to th

June 20th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, in his judgment last fall, Justice Noël of the Federal Court indicated that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, in his view, was out of date in relation to new technology and other developments over the last 25 years. We have taken his judgment to heart a

June 20th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (a), the CBSA canvassed all regions across the country for the requested information. While the CBSA has holding cells in 21 airport locations, not all airports were able to provide the data requested. Manual records exist; however, given the scope and

June 16th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the details of the legislation that will ultimately be proposed cannot be discussed until that legislation is before the House of Commons. Those are the rules of this House. However, I can assure the hon. gentleman and all Canadians that the new proposals with respec

June 16th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, when the legislation is presented in this House, the hon. member will have her full answer. The fact of the matter is that we have taken the last 18 months to consult carefully with Canadians, and over 75,000 submissions were received in response to our consultations

June 16th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, I have been very clear that following the most extensive consultation with Canadians in Canadian history on the issue of national security and intelligence activities, we will be introducing important legislation. That legislation will accomplish two things. It will

June 15th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, it is a frequent opposition tactic to try to spook people with innuendos and questions. The fact of the matter is that the legislation will accomplish the two objectives that I mentioned: number one, to keep Canadians safe, and parallel with that at exactly the same

June 15th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, with regard to (i), the memorandum of understanding, or MOU, between Canada and China was signed on September 22, 2016. With regard to (ii), the signatories were the Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and His Excellency Luo Zh

June 14th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  Mr. Speaker, communications support is obviously crucial to front-line RCMP officers. I am aware that the force is conducting an internal review to examine service delivery, as well as current facilities and human resource requirements in Nova Scotia. The hon. member has obviou

June 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, all of those events about which the hon. gentleman complains in fact took place under the previous administration. If the member has a problem with that process, he should ask his colleagues who formerly occupied those cabinet positions.

June 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the critical tool in terms of public protection is the national sex offender registry, which was created and funded in 2004 by the former public safety minister, the Hon. Anne McLellan. That is a very useful instrument. When an offender is about to be released, if th

June 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the way to ensure that families and children and communities are safe is to make certain that national institutions like Correctional Service Canada work closely with the police forces of Canada and the local communities to ensure that people have the information the

June 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the previous government was deeply embroiled in an argument with the Information Commissioner because it was alleged by the Information Commissioner that, while an outstanding access to information complaint was being made, the previous government had taken steps to

June 13th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman will know that this has been the subject of tremendous litigation, including a constitutional challenge launched by the Information Commissioner against what she considered to be the illegal action of the previous government. That is the case that

June 12th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Supporting Vested Rights Under Access to Information Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-52, An Act to amend Chapter 6 of the Statutes of Canada, 2012. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

June 9th, 2017House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal