Have your say at a C-51 consultation near you!


The Standing Committee on National Security is holding Consultations on Canada's National Security Framework from October 17th to 21st.

MPs are also holding events in their ridings.

This is your chance to have your say!


Members of Parliament from across the country are holding town halls on national security in their ridings. In addition, as part of its public consultations in relation to Canada’s National Security Framework, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security is hold public hearings in five cities. Dates and locations are:

No consultations yet.


Members of the public are invited to attend these hearings. Please note that witnesses and members of the public attending the meeting must clear security and provide photo identification before they can be granted access to the meeting room. Lines are to be expected.

The Committee will hold two separate meetings in each city. The first one, held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (local time) will be a conventional committee hearing with invited expert witnesses; the public is welcome to attend and observe these proceedings. The second meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (local time) and will consist of a two-hour session for members of the public to speak to the Committee and present their views on Canada’s National Security Framework. Members of the public who wish to speak must register on-site.

Registration will open 30 minutes before the scheduled time of these sessions. The list of speakers will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. The Committee Chair will decide how much time each speaker will be given based on the number of speakers.

Canadian who are unable to attend the public sessions when the Committee travels, can still participate in the study. Those wishing to contribute to the Committee’s discussions may do so by submitting a brief. To be accepted, the brief must not exceed 1000 words and must be submitted to the Committee no later than 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Friday October 28. Briefs may be submitted to the Committee by email ([email protected]), or by using the appropriate button on the Committee’s website.

Interested parties may follow the Committee’s work on its website (www.parl.gc.ca/SECU-e).



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