Here we go again in the continuing battle to reveal intelligence that could put Canada’s national security in jeopardy.
Good to know that every opposition party considers taking that risk preferable to dealing with the situation at the CSIS oversight committee, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.

All parties have representation on that committee.
But opposition parties want to make the information public. Even though it’s a threat to our national security and international relations.

I must admit, I’m curious to know what happened. But not so curious that I can’t wait until it’s appropriate to be publicly released.
That would be after the criminal espionage investigation is completed and any court actions associated with that investigation.

Revealing that information now would compromise the investigation, reveal sources, embarrass China before and if charges are laid.
It is unsurprising that Robert Fife is writing these articles.

It was tag team partners Garnet Genius and Jack Harris who demanded to have the papers and information released. Calling a Public Servant to the Bar. The govt is responsible for national security. Not parliament.
Parliament is responsible for legislation that protects national security, not for national security itself. That’s the executive branches role as governing party.

I checked.…
So demanding to oversee the government’s handling of events that occurred at the Level 4 Lab in Winnipeg is not the responsibility of any committee but the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. (NSICP)
Especially since the committee making the request is an ad hoc committee created to oversee the government’s relationship with China. It’s not a standing committee.

Conservatives and NDP have made accusations on the inability to manage the relationship to justify the committee.
One being the inability to have the 2 Michaels released who were held as political hostages by China. That situation was resolved. The Michaels are now on Canadian soil.

It’s NOT the rule of opposition to oversee decisions the governing party makes in foreign relations.
They can criticize them, suggest alternate methods, but it’s not the ad hoc committee’s role to direct the governing party.

If you want to govern, you first need to win the federal election and form the executive branch.
Opposition parties do not have the power to redesign how parliament works to suit their agendas.

So one has to seriously wonder why NDP and CPC are so desperate to review the criminal espionage investigation and the people involved.
There is already oversight of the institutions responsible for the investigation (CSIS & RCMP). So what more do they need to know if the NSICP is populated by all parties and overseeing the national security of Canada in a sensitive investigation?
Revealing the investigation to this special committee while it is still being investigated could jeopardize the investigation. Since it’s a criminal espionage investigation, derailing that work is definitely not in the best interests of Canadians and national security.
The public needs to push back on opposition parties who are willing to risk national security and harsh economic sanctions from China by making this information public at the wrong time.

I suspect there is a reason opposition wants this investigation derailed.
I don’t know the reason. But it sure is curious and odd that all opposition parties are aiming for transparency on a compromising situation.

Really odd.

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