Protecting Canadians and their rights: XC76-1/1-421-9E-PDF

a new road map for Canada’s national security /

“National security is one of the most fundamental duties – if not the most fundamental duty – conferred upon a government. Equally important is the need to maintain public confidence in a fair and just legal system. National security agencies should be lawful, efficient and accountable. Canada’s national security framework as a whole should provide adequate safeguards against abuse and respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Act and relevant international standards. On 14 June 2016, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (the Committee) agreed to undertake a study of Canada’s national security framework; that the study should consist of at least five meetings held across the country; and that the Committee report its findings to the House of Commons (the House).1 The Committee concluded its study on 15 February 2017. This committee report is shaped by the testimony of Canadians, expert witnesses and the recommendations of the various commissions of inquiry, many of which remain valid today. It is by no means meant to be an exhaustive review of this highly complex and challenging issue”--Introduction.

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Department/Agency House of Commons. Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
Title Protecting Canadians and their rights
Subtitle a new road map for Canada’s national security /
Series Title Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Protéger les Canadiens et leurs droits: une nouvelle feuille de route pour la sécurité nationale du Canada. "May 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages viii, 65 p.
Catalogue Number
  • XC76-1/1-421-9E-PDF
Subject Terms National security