OTTAWA- Canada will set up a committee of legislators to oversee security and intelligence agencies and ensure their work does not infringe upon civil liberties, a top official said on Thursday. The Liberal government is acting in the wake of global concerns about the reach of security agencies. Former US intelligence contractor
Edward Snowden leaked details about mass surveillance by British and U.S spies in 2013. “We need to make sure our security and intelligence agencies are doing everything that is necessary and appropriate to keep Canadians safe and … are conducting themselves in a way that safeguards the rights and freedoms of Canadians,” said Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.