NCCM Testifies Before Senate Hearing on Bill C-59

On May 6, 2019, the NCCM testified before the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence on Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters.

Bill C-59 was tabled by the Liberal government to make critical improvements to existing national security laws enacted by the previous Conservative government – namely, Bill C-51.

As Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of the NCCM noted, “There are positive developments in C-59, including increased oversight measures and changes to the No Fly List. However, we continue to have concerns around the powers of national security agencies and a lack of consultation on the specific substantive changes put forward in Bill C-59.”

The NCCM also appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) regarding Bill C-59 in December 2017.

Read our full submission from today’s hearings here.