MP Jim Eglinski Named to New Committees
September 19, 2018
OTTAWA: MP Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, has officially been named to two new committees: the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU) and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament (BILI).
SECU reviews the policies, programs and expenditure plans of government departments and agencies responsible for public safety and national security, policing and law enforcement, corrections and conditional release of federal offenders, emergency management, crime prevention and the protection of Canada’s borders.
BILI consists of Members from both the House of Commons and Senate, and it assists the Speakers of both Chambers in reviewing the effectiveness, management, and operation of the Library. The Speakers of both chambers, assisted by the Joint Committee, direct the day-to-day functioning of the Library, and, with the approval of both Houses, may make orders and regulations to govern how the Library is managed and how moneys are expended. The Joint Committee, under this arrangement, plays a role in the direction of the Library of Parliament by supporting the Speakers as they provide direction to the Library.
“Given my 35 years of experience as an RCMP member, I am excited to bring my practical knowledge to the table. The Liberals have been failing Canada on matters of national security, including border security and increased crime and gang activity. I look forward to playing an active role in keeping this Liberal Government to account for their failures,” concluded MP Eglinski.