Tony Clement, Member of Parliament
Parry Sound – Muskoka
National Security Top of Agenda for Clement in Washington DC
February 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Parry Sound-Muskoka Member of Parliament and Official Opposition Public Safety critic, Tony Clement, wrapped up successful national security briefings today during a trip to the US capitol.
“Working with US counterparts to ensure Canada`s national security and economic interests are maintained and enhanced is of paramount importance, especially in these early days of the new American administration,” said Clement. “As Public Safety critic for the Official Opposition, there are numerous issues our committee is charged with that have direct impact on Canada-US relations, including border security and keeping Canadians safe from terrorism.”
Clement met with US Ambassador Ken Moorefield, whose 30-year career includes work with the US military, foreign and civil services, and senior staff positions at multiple US embassies. Clement also met with Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States, and former Australian Member of Parliament and Treasurer in the Abbott Government. A briefing was also conducted with the office of US Senator Ron Johnson, who chairs the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
The Public Safety and National Security Committee, on which Clement is a member, is currently tasked with numerous Bills, including Canada-US preclearance legislation and the establishment of a Parliamentarian oversight committee on national security.