National Defence – May 14, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – May 14, 2012

Appearances: Richard Wex, Michael Zigayer, Sophie Beecher, Stephen Bolton, Mike Cabana, Joe Oliver

Officials from Public Safety Canada, Justice Canada and the RCMP discussed the portion of the budget bill that deals with maritime law enforcement operations between Canada and the United States. These measures aim to implement the joint program, known as Shiprider, that was signed by the two governments in May 2009. Previous efforts to implement the Shiprider legislation died on the order paper when the election was called in 2011.

UPDATE: Bill C-38 received royal assent on June 29.