UPDATE: On Tuesday, April 4th, the government voted in favor of Bill C-22 at third reading in the House of Commons. The bill will now go to the Senate for study. We have updated this action so you can send a new message to the members of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence, urging them to strengthen Bill C-22 and give the future national security committee the oversight capabilities it needs to do its work. Please send this new letter even if you already sent the previous one! Thank you!
Background information: On Monday, March 20th, 2017, the federal government passed amendments to Bill C-22, “An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians”, effectively cancelling several amendments proposed by the Public Safety House Committee – despite the fact that Liberal MPs make up the majority of the committee – and reverting the bill to its original, highly inadequate and worrisome text. Read our analysis of Bill C-22.
As it is, the bill will leave the future National Security Committee of Parliamentarians incapable of accomplishing its important oversight work. Please take 2 minutes of your time and send a letter to the members of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence urging them to strengthen C-22.
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