Security Intelligence Review Committee


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Noun1.Security Intelligence Review Committee - an agency of the Canadian government that oversees the activities of the Criminal Intelligence Services of Canada and has the power to intrude on the privacy of suspected terrorists or spies
international intelligence agency - an intelligence agency outside the United States
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
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Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement on the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC):
Expert speakers include Michael Doucet, executive director of the security intelligence review committee in Canada and former chief technology officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Most of the early praise for Canadian reform surrounded the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), which is an independent arms-length committee of Privy Councilors appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the other parties in Parliament with a mandate to review the activities and procedures of CSIS, to evaluate its effectiveness and to report on its adherence to the terms of its mandate.
In Canada, three mechanisms for the review of matters of national security exist in addition to the work done by the Auditor General: they are the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), the Inspector General of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment.

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