Garrison Questions Public Safety Minister on CSIS Information Sharing
May 28th, 2013 - 7:25pm
Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canadians hoping for answers about the Jeffrey Delisle case got a whole lot of ducking and dodging from the Minister of Public Safety yesterday.
The fact is CSIS failed to share critical information on this case with the RCMP and left it to the FBI to inform Canadian police. Now we are hearing the United States had to step in to ensure Canada's security systems were actually fixed.
After the damage this has done to Canada's reputation, what is the minister going to do to restore our credibility with our allies?
Hon. Vic Toews (Minister of Public Safety, CPC): Mr. Speaker, I do not comment on operational matters relating to national security. However, I can say that the conclusions drawn in the media report are inaccurate, and the comments of that individual are inaccurate as well.