Hon. Bob Kaplan (York Centre):
Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Solicitor General.
We all know that the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service have deliberately been given overlapping mandates. It is the responsibility of the Minister to see that jurisdictional issues that arise between them are settled.
The other day the Minister told us that he had set up a liaison committee between the two services to end what he called "the state of confrontation" that existed during the time of his predecessor, the present Minister of National Defence.
Will the Minister tell the House if that committee has done any effective work? Have any issues been resolved between the two services? If so, what issues have been resolved? It is obvious that national security is threatened by the confrontation that continues to exist between the agencies.
September 21, 1987
Subtopic: CANADIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
Sub-subtopic: LIAISON WITH ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE