Before moving to change laws or pass new ones, the government should explain why current Criminal Code provisions haven’t been used to their fullest extent.
It is absolutely essential that Parliament, on behalf of Canada’s citizens, have a full appreciation of what intelligence agencies are doing.
Canadians, and the House trade committee, need more information to make their own assessment on the deal—but the government is not forthcoming.
Canada is a trading nation. This fact is especially relevant regarding our agriculture commodities. As a nation, we are more dependent on exports than most of our competitors, which makes trade negotiations crucial not only for such sectors as agriculture, but also, importantly, to our economic prosperity.