In the next few weeks, a group of 11 MPs and senators who have received top security clearances and signed lifetime confidentiality oaths will start getting briefings on the country’s most sensitive national security issues.
In an interview, McGuinty said the group will likely start working by the Christmas break, but it still needs to hire its executive and research staff, and arrange for secure facilities to meet in and read through classified documents. “Everybody is ready to go, very keen to serve,” he said. “But all of us are going to need some very significant, comprehensive, detailed briefings about the state of national security and intelligence in Canada today, in the Five Eyes today, and globally.”
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