Brown on new parliamentary committee

In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, MP Gord Brown speaks to the Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Summit. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – Local MP Gord Brown has been chosen to serve on Canada’s National Security and Intelligence Committee.

In a statement today (Monday), Brown said he was “pleased and honoured” to be selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for “an important committee that matches similar committees functioning in the United States and Great Britain.”

The multi-party committee, made up of MPs and Senators, will have Ottawa South MP David McGuinty as its chairman.

It will review national security and intelligence activities, including CSIS, the RCMP and the CBSA.

There are 11 members on the committee – two Conservatives, one New Democrat, five Liberals and three Senators.

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