Canadian Spy Agencies to Get Governmental Oversight

Nothing from this government sounds good:

Federal spying and other clandestine national security activities will face new and unprecedented parliamentary scrutiny under long-promised Liberal legislation to be unveiled within days.

The Grits will introduce a bill creating an all-party committee of parliamentarians, chaired by Ottawa Liberal MP David McGuinty, to keep a dedicated eye on the effectiveness, legality and strategic direction of the country’s expanding national security apparatus.

The move fulfils a key Liberal election promise, but also renews questions about the status of the government’s much-promised overhaul of the controversial Anti-terrorism Act of 2015, otherwise known as Bill C-51, rushed through Parliament last spring under Conservative majority rule.

Despite sustained Liberal criticism of C-51 while in opposition and repeated promises to reform it if elected, no formal changes have been proposed during eight months in power.

  • Ron MacDonald

    What are the odds they’ll have a Muslim involved.

    • I think that it’s a given.

    • Alain

      Don’t place any bets that it won’t be the case.

    • Gary

      Justin has a senior adviser that is a Saudi Sunni that support the barbaric Whahhabism and has ties to the hamas-linked CAIR that aided in Maher Arar’s $400,000,000.00 extortion lawsuit for alleged harm in his homeland of Syria .

      The Arar inquiry was a ruse by Sheema Khan via CAIR to help expose how and who is part of CSIS and the operations used to monitor jihadists. Khan was tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and had aided the Muslim Brotherhood to get operatives into all levels of the Security forces from the local cops up to the RCMP and CSIS.