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It’s “vital for the legitimacy” of Parliament's National Security and Intelligence Committee that the government name Conservative MPs to sit on the body soon or the two Tory vacant seats will become “problematic,” say critics and intelligence analysts. The 11-person National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) is down two members after Conservative MP Gord Brown died of a heart attack in May, and ex-Tory Tony Clement was ousted from the committee and his caucus in early

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It’s ‘vital’ feds name Conservatives to security committee soon, or it’ll ‘become problematic’: critics, experts

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Conservative Party said it’s offered two names—one several months ago—to fill its spots on the National Security and Intelligence Committee, but hasn’t heard back from the government.

Conservative MP Gord Brown, who died earlier this year, and ex-Conservative MP Tony Clement, were Tory representatives on the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. Now the party doesn't have any MPs on the secretive body and is waiting to get approval from the government on the names it put forward. The Hill Times file photographs
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