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View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and through you, to the witnesses, thank you for appearing today.
My first question will be for Minister MacKay.
Could you explain the gap in the legislation you're trying to fill? I'm referring mainly to the promotion and takedown thresholds with regard to Internet sites. We've heard some folks say that this portion of the legislation is an attack on our freedom of speech. I don't believe it is. I do not believe that promoting the commission of terrorist acts is acceptable.
Could you explain the legislation and how it is different from the current hate speech laws that are focused on certain groups?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
My next question will be for Minister Blaney.
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CPC (ON)
For my next question, Commissioner Paulson can comment. On Friday we heard Commissioner Paulson, who came before the committee, and we viewed the tape, of course, of the murderer of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. During the question and answer period, he indicated that he was able to receive passport information and that in this particular case the information sharing was sufficient.
Could you tell us through which mechanism that would have occurred and some of the gaps that this legislation closes with regard to information sharing?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Chair, I have several areas I'd like to hit upon, so through you I would ask the witnesses that I'm about to ask questions if they could be succinct unless they feel it necessary to expand on their answers.
My first question will be for Mr. Coulombe, the head of CSIS.
Mr. Coulombe, in the 30-year history of CSIS, how many times has SIRC chastised or found you and your organization to be in breach of the rules under which you operate?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
Also, we heard mention in some of the questioning that Judge Mosley had some concerns with regard to the activities of CSIS. What have you done, sir, to address those concerns?
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CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
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CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
We heard some of the questions from the opposition, a lot on process, etc., etc., but there were no real questions concerning the law.
My next question would be concerning real-time oversight. As far as I'm concerned, being in the law enforcement community, real-time oversight means somebody standing over you watching what you're doing.
Commissioner Paulson, do you have real-time oversight over you, somebody following you around, making sure that every move your members make is being verified by some other agency?
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CPC (ON)
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CPC (ON)
Right, it's internal.
Thank you very much.
I would like to go back to my friends in CSIS.
You were very clear about serious breaches in the 30-year history where you were criticized. Madam Ablonczy mentioned some of the criticisms by some of the very people who are criticizing this legislation, saying that we're in a police state.
Going back to the activities of members of CSIS, do you feel your members have the oversight that is appropriate to their duties?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
When your members are being trained and being told what their duties are, they are specifically guided by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, how far they can go with regard to the authority given to them. Would I be correct in saying that this is part and parcel of their training, and a major part of it?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witness for his attendance via the Internet today.
General, I'd like to start off with a major question that is general in some nature.
Given Canada's geography, we are faced with the difficult task of defending the second largest land mass in the world, with the longest coastline. Can you speak to this committee about the challenges this poses and how the NORAD partnership helps overcome these challenges? Since you mentioned it, might I ask you to speak about the newest part of your mission, maritime warning, being that we are in the country with the longest coastline?
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CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
Since NORAD's original agreement in 1957, the threats facing North America have evolved significantly. In your opinion, what sort of regular measures are taken by NORAD, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the U.S. Armed Forces to ensure that NORAD remains a step ahead of any potential threat to the defence of North America?
Because it's such a broad question, I wonder if you could first do a broad response and then narrow it down to dealing with the new threat of terrorism and how NORAD might deal with a North American terrorist activity of any particular...since you mentioned it in your opening remarks. You can use an example or give us a scenario where something might occur.
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CPC (ON)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Commissioner, thank you very much for the job that you and your members are doing for Canadians.
I know my friends across the way like to talk about process, but they skirt around the edges of the real issues here and that is the alarming increase in terrorist activities in Canada. I know that you and your members have one of the greatest responsibilities, and that is keeping the citizens of Canada safe.
At this stage of the investigation, is it your opinion that of the 400-plus people you have interviewed, had anyone taken the advice of police forces, law enforcement agencies across Canada, and some members of Parliament like myself who have stated that if they see something that they think is wrong, or that someone's exhibiting terrorist-type behaviours, or there's something suspicious, that they should contact the local authorities? Without jeopardizing the investigation, did any of that occur during the statement taking, or even before?
View Rick Norlock Profile
CPC (ON)
Would I be correct in saying that you and the members of the RCMP, as well as other law enforcement agencies, and anyone else would recommend to Canadians that if they see something, or hear something that makes them suspicious that they will not be criticized by their local law enforcement authorities, and as a matter of fact, they would welcome the information to help thwart something terrible from happening down the road, like what happened here on October 22?
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