Justice and Human Rights – March 4, 2013

In Committee from the House of Commons

Justice and Human Rights – March 4, 2013

Justice and Human Rights

Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson briefs committee members on legislation related to the use of warrantless wiretaps. Bill C-55 adds new privacy safeguards for the use of emergency wiretaps in urgent situations such as kidnappings and bomb threats. It also limits the use of this emergency power to police officers instead of the current broader category of peace officers.