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March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  The arrangement, or the MOU that we're talking about, would be concluded, let's say, between CSE and NSA in the States. As Mr. Galbraith has said, we have access—I was forgetting about this—to those arrangements or MOUs.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  I don't necessarily review joint activities, but I'll review activities where CSE is sharing information with its Five Eyes partners. Then I'll review it because CSE is involved.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  This is how I discovered last year that CSE was not acting legally or lawfully. They shared what we call CII, which is Canadian identity information, with some Five Eyes partners without minimizing the information. For example, you cannot name the person. You should say a Canadia

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  If it's coming to CSE, I'll review it, no problem.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  I'm not involved with regard to reviewing MOUs. I'm aware of the existence of MOUs. I might have access to MOUs if, when reviewing CSE activities, it becomes relevant to do it, on a need-to-know basis. As I say, I have full—

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  Do you want to answer?

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  Not right now.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  Yes, I agree, but let's say CSE's procedure to do that would be for CSE to prepare a memorandum to cabinet suggesting that the National Defence Act be amended and then the cabinet would look at that and approve or disapprove whatever.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  This is all in my annual report, which is public.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  No, but for example, pages 43 to 44—

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  There are not 12.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  No, I'm sorry, I don't think I said 12.

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe

National Defence committee  I'm saying my predecessor and I have made recommendations over the last 12 years for amendments to the National Defence Act. I'm told that those recommendations are accepted, but I'm waiting to see whether or not they will be accepted on paper. I have been told verbally that this

March 21st, 2017Committee meeting

Jean-Pierre Plouffe