Ep 87 A Close Up with the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

This is the INTREPID deep-dive on the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, which last week issued its first (very substantive) annual report. Stephanie and Craig are honoured to welcome to INTREPID the NSICoP’s Chair, David McGuinty, and its Executive Director, Rennie Marcoux. We talk about how NSICoP works and the way it has evolved over its first two years, how it conducts its reviews, highlights of the two recent reviews into the government setting of intelligence priorities and the intelligence functions of the Canadian Armed Forces, its future plans, and the way in which it will build institutional knowledge as its composition changes between parliaments. This is a very comprehensive conversation about Canada’s newest national security accountability body. Huge thanks to David McGuinty and Rennie Marcoux for coming on the show.

Craig Forcese