Public Safety and National Security – November 2, 2020 – Part 2:
Bill Blair appears before the committee to discuss his mandate letter for his role as minister of public safety and emergency preparedness. Minister Blair faces questions over the government’s actions at the border during the early stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the inquiry into the April 19 mass shooting in Nova Scotia, the RCMP’s response to the conflict over Mi’kmaq fishing rights, firearms, and more.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki responds to questions over systemic racism in policing and addresses calls from the Assembly of First Nations for her resignation.
Also responding to questions are Anne Kelly, commissioner for Correctional Service of Canada, and David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.