Towards the end of Skyfall, the most recent James Bond movie, there’s a moment where the leaders of Britain’s secret service are brought before a government committee to account for their mistakes and are taken to task for their secretive ways. There is no doubt that we in the audience are supposed to be rooting for the spies, but in Canada, some people are counting on a public sector committee to be the heroes.

Bill C-551, An Act to establish the National Security Committee of Parliamentarians, was recently introduced by MP Wayne Easter, and the intentions are certainly good. If it...

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