Instead of questioning the mandates and core practices of secretive, unaccountable security agencies, efforts are underway to save the system by putting up some nice-looking window dressing.
The Liberals pushed the need for parliamentary oversight of security agencies hard during the C-51 debate. But their objections to C-51 did not start and end with the lack of oversight.
The Harper government is playing the terrorist card to trample civil liberties with their new anti-terror legislation.
Democracy Watch calls on Ethics Commissioner to launch inquiry into former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl’s work as Chair of SIRC since 2012, and with Enbridge and others since 2011 – beli
Chuck Strahl, a former Conservative cabinet minister and current chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) defends himself against allegations of a conflict of interest.