National Defence – April 23, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – April 23, 2015

Senators hear testimony on Bill C-51 from the federal privacy commissioner and watchdogs for the CSE, CSIS and the RCMP.
Appearing on the first two panels of the meeting are the following witnesses: CSE commissioner Jean-Pierre Plouffe; J.William Galbraith, executive director of the CSE commissioner’s office; Ian McPhail, chair of the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP; SIRC executive director Michael Doucet, and privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien.
Former SIRC chair Ronald Atkey and constitutional lawyer Paul Cavalluzzo offer their thoughts on the proposed anti-terror legislation during the last panel. (April 23, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-51 received royal assent on June 18.