National Defence – April 27, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – April 27, 2015

Richard Fadden, the Prime Minister’s national security advisor, justifies the need for Bill C-51 as the committee continues its pre-study hearings of the proposed anti-terrorism legislation.

The following witnesses testify after the former CSIS director: J.M. Berger (nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution); Haras Rafiq (managing director of the Quilliam Foundation); Marc-André O’Rourke (executive director of the National Airlines Council of Canada); John Bennett (executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada); and Pamela Palmater (chair of the Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University). (April 27, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-51 received royal assent on June 18.