OTTAWA – Parry Sound-Muskoka Member of Parliament, Tony Clement, has been named to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, a multi-party committee that includes representatives from both the House of Commons and the Senate.
The Committee will have the authority to review national security and intelligence activities carried out across the Government of Canada. This includes activities undertaken by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Communications Security Establishment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency, amongst many others.
“It is an honour to be named to this newly formed committee, and to serve Canada in this important role. I look forward to getting to work with my committee colleagues as we work to protect Canadians,” said Clement.
The Committee’s mandate allows an unprecedented level of review and promotes government-wide accountability. The Committee will provide the Prime Minister with annual reports on its reviews – including any findings and recommendations – that will be tabled in both Houses of Parliament and referred to the appropriate Standing Committees.