Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable DANIEL LANG


Monday, February 23, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015

Issue No. 14

Tenth meeting:

Study and report on security threats facing Canada

and

First and second (final) meetings:

Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

and

Second (final) meeting:

Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces)

INCLUDING:
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces))

THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts)


APPEARING

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Honourable Steven Blaney, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


WITNESSES

Monday, February 23, 2015

Point de Bascule:

Marc Lebuis, Director.

The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS):

Daniel Hiebert, Co-Director, University of British Columbia;

Lorne Dawson, Co-Director, University of Waterloo.

As individuals:

Shahina Siddiqui;

Mahdi Qasqas, Registered Provisional Psychologist, Muslim Youth and Family Services.
 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Public Safety Canada:

François Guimont, Deputy Minister;

Lynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch;

Ritu Banerjee, Director, Intelligence Policy Division, National and Cyber Security Branch.

Canadian Security Intelligence Service:

Michel Coulombe, Director.

Department of Justice:

Nathalie Benoit, General Counsel.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch;

Mory Afshar, Senior Counsel, Legal Services.

As an individual:

Ray Boisvert, Former Assistant Director, Intelligence, CSIS.

Security Intelligence Review Committee:

Michael Doucet, Executive Director;

Lindsay Jackson, Assistant Director of Research.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner;

Leslie Fournier-Dupelle, Strategic Policy and Research Analyst.
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

As individuals:

Christian Leuprecht, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada;

Garth Davies, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University;

Craig Forcese, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), University of Ottawa;

Paul Copeland, Human Rights Lawyer.

Department of Justice:

Nathalie Benoit, General Counsel.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Daniel Lang, Chair

The Honourable Grant Mitchell, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Beyak, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Day, Kenny, Ngo, Stewart Olsen, White

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Wallace (March 23, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Wallace replaced the Honourable Senator White (March 23, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Mitchell replaced the Honourable Senator Charette-Poulin (February 18, 2015).


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