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Bill C-22 establishes committee of Parliamentarians on security and intelligence

Canada will soon have a committee of Parliamentarians to oversee the work of Canada’s national security and intelligence machinery.

The Senate adopted Bill C-22, Act to Establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, on June 20, 2017. It received Royal Assent on June 22, 2017.

The bill establishes a Committee of Parliamentarians with a mandate to review the national security and intelligence activities of federal government departments and agencies.

To fulfill its mandate, Bill C-22 provides Members of the Committee with broad access to highly classified information, as well as that protected by solicitor-client privilege.