Today in Politics: ISIS Motion, Supreme Court, and the Podcast

Today in Politics: ISIS Motion, Supreme Court, and the Podcast

December 4, 2017 6amET

National Security Debates Continue in Commons

The Conservatives use their opposition day motion on the recent debate surrounding Canadian ISIS members and their return from the Middle East.

This follow last week’s debate on the government’s national security bill, plus a Conservative bill on foreign funding tied to radicalization.

Here’s what the full Conservative motion says:

That the House:

(a) condemn the horrific acts committed by ISIS;

(b) acknowledge that individuals who joined ISIS fighters are complicit in these horrific acts and pose a danger to Canadians;

(c) call on the government to bring to justice and prosecute any ISIS fighter returning to Canada; and

(d) insist that the government make the security and protection of Canadians its priority, rather than the reintegration of ISIS fighters, or the unnecessary financial payout to a convicted terrorist, like Omar Khadr.

In Committee: Supreme Court Nominee

Sheilah Martin, the government’s nominee for the Supreme Court, answers questions from MPs and senators at a special hearing scheduled for tomorrow.

Today, though, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould answers questions on the nomination from members of the Commons justice committee.

Also on today’s witness list is former prime minister Kim Campbell, who chairs the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments. That body was responsible for submitting a list of suitable nominees to the government. LIVE ONLINE 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT

Martin is a justice on the Courts of Appeal of Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. She would replace Beverley McLachlin, the retiring Chief Justice, on the Supreme Court.


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