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Sen. Segal takes last crack at security oversight committee

By Canadian Security   

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Sen. Hugh Segal is taking one more shot at filling a hole in the legislative oversight of this country’s intelligence agencies.

On Thursday, Segal introduced what is likely to be his last bill as a member of the upper chamber. It would, if passed, create a national security and intelligence oversight committee made up of senators and MPs from across party lines.

Segal has repeatedly lobbied publicly for the federal government to create an intelligence oversight committee — and the government has repeatedly said no.

That committee would be similar to political oversight bodies in the United States and Britain. Canada is the only NATO country without a body whereby politicians can specifically review security matters, including access to secret materials.

To read the full story, visit the Ottawa Citizen article here.


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