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Conservative Senator Hugh Segal speaks to the media on Parliament Hill on Oct. 28, 2013.
Conservative Senator Hugh Segal speaks to the media on Parliament Hill on Oct. 28, 2013.
(DAVE CHAN FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Overseeing Canada’s spies: Some sobering second thoughts for senators

Dear Liberal senators,

First off, congratulations. Judging by the announcement you circulated this week, this public discussion of “parliamentary oversight for Canada’s intelligence services and national security organizations” you’re slated to have on Wednesday is shaping up to be quite something.

“We feel it is important to discuss this in an open forum,” your announcement says.