Canada Launches Advisory Group on National Security Transparency

The Canadian government has launched a National Security Transparency Advisory Group, which will advise the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada on the implementation of the National Security Transparency Commitment.

11 members have been appointed to the group:

William Baker, Chair of the IRCC Departmental Audit Committee, Chair of the RCMP Departmental Audit Committee, and Former Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada.

Monik Beauregard, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch, Public Safety Canada.

Khadija Cajee, Co-Founder, No Fly List Kids.

Michel Fortmann, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal.

Mary Francoli, Director, Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Public Affairs.

Harpreet Jhinjar, Expert in Community Policing and Public Engagement.

Thomas Juneau, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

Myles Kirvan, Former Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada, former Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada.

Justin Mohammed, Human Rights Law and Policy Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada.

Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation.

Jeffrey Roy, Professor in the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management.

Monik Beauregard will serve as a government representative and Co-Chair within the group. Advisory group members will nominate the other Co-Chair at the first advisory group meeting.

The National Security Transparency Advisory Group will meet up to four times per year to engage in discussions and provide their views to the Deputy Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Read more about the group and its members here

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Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC's Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane's, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.

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