The CBC headline “Liberals call for parliamentary oversight of CSIS, CSEC” caught my eye:
Liberal MP Wayne Easter’s motion is two-fold: that the House acknowledges and express concern over reports that CSEC has been actively and illegally monitoring Canadians, and it calls for MPs to pass Bill C-551, which would establish a parliamentary committee that would oversee all national security activities. (see here)
One big problem for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals is that it was Pierre Trudeau who originally removed parliamentary oversight after the MacDonald Commission into the activities of the RCMP:
Bit of an inconvenient truth for the Liberals as their Safety Critic Wayne Easter is essentially saying Trudeau’s dad was wrong.
I’ve let CBC reporter Trinh Theresa Do (who wrote the above story) know of my findings, asking her to let me know when she gets a comment from Easter and I will update when I hear back.