Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Enhancing the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

12 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016 Last revised: 14 Jun 2017

Craig Forcese

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: June 12, 2017

Abstract

This document contains two briefs.

The first was prepared as a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, this paper endorses the proposed Canadian National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, but does so with an important caveat. In this last respect, it focuses on constraints imposed by bill C-22 on access by the committee to certain sorts of classified information. It raises concerns that these constraints may limit the effectiveness of the committee.

The second brief represents the version of this testimony offered at the Standing Senate Committee on National Security.

Also contained in this document is annex comparing the proposed bill C-22 committee with analogues in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The table in the annex includes details on: general features (such as membership and appointment); mandate and jurisdiction; reporting; access to information; and interface with expert review bodies.

Keywords: Review, Oversight, National Security, Canada

Suggested Citation

Forcese, Craig, Enhancing the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (June 12, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2863362

Craig Forcese (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cforcese.ca

Paper statistics

Downloads
229
Abstract Views
537