iPolitics: Foreign Investment Laws, Afghanistan Response, and Whistleblower Protections

This article features Government Accountability Project and the full article was originally published here. 

Two Team Trudeau front benchers will hit the House committee circuit this afternoon, starting with Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, who is booked in for a one-hour appearance at INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY to brief MPs on his proposed updates to the Canada Investment Act, which, among other additions, would give the minister more power to consider national security risks as part of the review process. (4:30 p.m.)

Elsewhere in the precinct, International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan will provide an overview of the government’s ongoing response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan during a question-and-answer session at CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION. (4:30 p.m.)

Meanwhile, GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ESTIMATES members will hear from more expert witnesses as they examine a Bloc Québécois-initiated bid to boost protections for public service whistleblowers during a panel discussion with representatives from the Centre for Free Expression and Government Accountability Project, as well as former foreign affairs lawyer Joanna Gualtieri, who, as the Ottawa Citizen reports, went public with concerns about “lavish spending at Canada’s foreign missions” in 1998 and border service officer Julie Dion. (4:30 p.m.)