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PM outlines new parliamentary committee to oversee security agencies

telecom | 11/06/2017 5:33 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians in a press release on Monday. This new body will “have the authority to review national security and intelligence activities carried out across the Government of Canada,” according to the release. These “activities” will include actions taken by government agencies like Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Canadian Security Establishment...

Moore stands by Bill S-4 at House committee

telecom | 02/05/2015 6:37 pm EST

OTTAWA — Industry Minister James Moore continued to back his Digital Privacy Act, or Bill S-4, on Thursday as he faced questions from opposition members of a House committee about clauses that allow individuals' information to be shared between private-sector organizations. Peggy Nash, NDP MP and vice-chairwoman of the industry, science and technology committee, took issue with aspects of the bill, which she said "add to the exemptions in which personal information can be collected, used or disclosed without consent or the knowledge of the individuals." She asked Moore:...