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Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent de la sécurité publique et nationale

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House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to hold Public Consultations on Canada's National Security Framework in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

Ottawa, October 07, 2016 -

As part of its public consultations in relation to Canada’s National Security Framework, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security will hold public hearings in the following cities on the dates indicated:

Monday October 17, 2016

Vancouver, British Columbia

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

1180 W Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC

Room: Coal Harbour A

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness Panels

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open mic session


Tuesday October 18, 2016

Calgary, Alberta

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

209 Fourth Avenue Southeast

Calgary, AB

Room: Ballroom

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness Panels

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open mic session


Wednesday October 19, 2016

Toronto, Ontario

Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto-Harbourfront

249 Queen’s Quay West

Toronto, ON

Room: Admiral Ballroom

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness Panels

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open mic session


Thursday October 20, 2016

Montreal, Quebec

Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile

1155 Sherbrooke Ouest Street

Montreal, QC

Room : Picasso

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness Panels

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open mic session


Friday October 21, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

World Trade and Convention Centre

1800 Argyle Street

Halifax, NS

Room: 200E

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Witness Panels

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open mic session

Members of the public are invited to attend these hearings. Please note that witnesses and members of the public attending the meeting must clear security and provide photo identification before they can be granted access to the meeting room. Lines are to be expected.

The Committee will hold two separate meetings in each city. The first one, held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (local time) will be a conventional committee hearing with invited expert witnesses; the public is welcome to attend and observe these proceedings. The second meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (local time) and will consist of a two-hour session for members of the public to speak to the Committee and present their views on Canada’s National Security Framework. Members of the public who wish to speak must register on-site. Registration will open 30 minutes before the scheduled time of these sessions. The list of speakers will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee Chair will decide how much time each speaker will be given based on the number of speakers.

Canadian who are unable to attend the public sessions when the Committee travels, can still participate in the study. Those wishing to contribute to the Committee’s discussions may do so by submitting a brief. To be accepted, the brief must not exceed 1000 words and must be submitted to the Committee no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Friday October 28. Briefs may be submitted to the Committee by email (SECU@parl.gc.ca), or by using the appropriate button on the Committee’s website.

Interested parties may follow the Committee’s work on its website (www.parl.gc.ca/SECU-e).

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For more information, please contact:
Jean-Marie David, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security
Tel: 613-944-5635
E-mail: SECU@parl.gc.ca