New anti-terrorism bill abandons Liberal call for real-time parliamentary ‘oversight’ into CSIS

The cornerstone of the Liberals’ promised national security reforms — parliamentary “oversight” of federal spy activities – would not allow lawmakers to scrutinize the most potentially troubling of those actions until after they’re completed, if at all.

The criticism is one of several expected to be voiced this week over Bill C-22, which will set up a committee of MPs and senators to monitor the country’s spooks.