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Table 7: Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits
|Response to Parliamentary Committees||Government Response Link|
|Seventh report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – 60 recommendations (Justice lead – Public Safety Canada input) Committee undertook a review of the provisions and operation of the Anti-terrorism Actand related issues, notably security certificates. The Committee recommended not considering evidence that was extracted through torture, and called for a special counsel to assist in such cases where the limited disclosure of information makes it difficult for affected persons to defend their interests.||http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?
|Ninth report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – 1 recommendation (Public Safety Canada lead) Committee recommended that the Government consider the advisability of bringing in the legislation necessary to establish missing persons indexes after the completion of federal-provincial-territorial discussions on its implementation.||http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.asp?
|Tenth report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – 14 recommendations (joint response from Public Safety Canada, Industry, Justice and International Trade) Committee found counterfeiting of goods to be a growing phenomenon in Canada, one that increasingly involves goods that present health and safety hazards for consumers. Note: The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) also tabled a report in the House with respect to counterfeiting of goods two weeks after the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security tabled their report. The response provided to INDU was identical to the response to the above mentioned report.||http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?
|Twelfth report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration – 25 recommendations (joint response from Public Safety Canada and Citizenship and Immigration) Committee recommended that the Government amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to provide for a special advocate in proceedings in Federal Court to determine the reasonableness of a security certificate and to provide that permanent residents and foreign nationals shall not be removed to their countries of nationality or habitual residence if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they would be at risk of torture.||http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?
|Twelfth report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women – 32 recommendations (Justice lead, Public Safety Canada input) Committee recommended that the Government take certain steps to combat human trafficking.||http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?