Consultation on National Security Submissions The Government of Canada consulted Canadians on key elements of Canada's national security laws and policies to ensure they are effective at keeping Canadians safe, and equally reflect the rights, values and freedoms of Canadians. This consultation took place from September 8, 2016 to December 15, 2016. In the interests of openness and transparency, Public Safety Canada is making available to the public all responses received online as part of the consultations. This information is being released in two datasets containing all responses received through our online consultation portal and its associated email address between September 8- November 4, 2016, and November 5-December 15, 2016. All information has been released in the official language in which it was received, and has not been altered or redacted except to protect privacy and personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act). Please note that the views, opinions and policy proposals contained in these datasets reflect submissions received during the consultation process and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policy proposals of the Government of Canada. Some of the language and ideas contained in the datasets may be offensive to some readers. 2017-02-10 2017-05-18 Public Safety Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Government and PoliticsPublic SafetyGreen PaperPublic ConsultationCSISNational SecurityAccountabilityPreventionThreat ReductionInformation SharingPassenger Protect ProgramCriminal CodeTerrorist ListingTerrorist FinancingLawful AccessIntelligence and Evidence National Security Consultation: Response Received via Online Consultation Portal (08/09/2016 - 04/11/2016)XLS https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/dt/ntnl-scrt/ntnl-scrt1.xlsx National Security Consultation: Responses Received via Email with links to attachments (08/09/2016 - 04/11/2016)XLS https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/dt/ntnl-scrt/ntnl-scrt2.xlsx National Security Consultation: Response Received via Online Consultation Portal (05/11/2016 – 15/12/2016)XLS https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/dt/ntnl-scrt/ntnl-scrt3.xlsx National Security Consultation: Responses Received via Email with links to attachments (05/11/2016 - 15/12/2016) XLS https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/dt/ntnl-scrt/ntnl-scrt4.xlsx

Consultation on National Security Submissions

The Government of Canada consulted Canadians on key elements of Canada's national security laws and policies to ensure they are effective at keeping Canadians safe, and equally reflect the rights, values and freedoms of Canadians. This consultation took place from September 8, 2016 to December 15, 2016. In the interests of openness and transparency, Public Safety Canada is making available to the public all responses received online as part of the consultations. This information is being released in two datasets containing all responses received through our online consultation portal and its associated email address between September 8- November 4, 2016, and November 5-December 15, 2016. All information has been released in the official language in which it was received, and has not been altered or redacted except to protect privacy and personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act). Please note that the views, opinions and policy proposals contained in these datasets reflect submissions received during the consultation process and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policy proposals of the Government of Canada. Some of the language and ideas contained in the datasets may be offensive to some readers.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
National Security Consultation: Response Received via Online Consultation Portal (08/09/2016 - 04/11/2016) Dataset XLS English
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National Security Consultation: Responses Received via Email with links to attachments (08/09/2016 - 04/11/2016) Dataset XLS English
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National Security Consultation: Response Received via Online Consultation Portal (05/11/2016 – 15/12/2016) Dataset XLS English
French
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National Security Consultation: Responses Received via Email with links to attachments (05/11/2016 - 15/12/2016) Dataset XLS English
French
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Comments (15)

Les liens dans les documents ne fonctionnent pas. L'équipe qui a-t-elle rendu le système Phénix également responsable de ce site?

Good these are posted but files are too big, compress files so they load faster. Links inside docs are all broken and scrambled please fix and test first. Information is the lifeblood of democracy. repeal c-51!

Is this everything from the consultation? It looks like there should be more. Why is this taking so long? What's happening?

Hi James, More submissions will be included in the second data release. A release date has not been set yet but an update will be provided here once we have more information. Please note that personal information and identifying information will be removed to protect the privacy of individuals and organizations who have chosen not to release their submissions publically. Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team on behalf of Public Safety Canada

My organization, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice, submitted a brief by email to ps.nsconsultation-consultationsn.sp@canada.ca on 2016/12/14. I do not see that submission in the database documents that you have posted online. Not only is the PDF attachment that contained the brief absent from the database, the text of the email itself is absent. At least, a search does not reveal any emails containing the word "acknowledgement" which does appear in the text of our covering email. I don't see that your database includes any email attachments at all. I captured the web page that invited these email submissions and I don't see any prohibition against attachments. Am I missing something? The full text of our email follows: From: Jack Dodds To: "ps.nsconsultation-consultationsn.sp"

Hi Jack, thank you for your comment. I have forwarded your inquiry to Public Safety Canada and will post a response here once they get back to us. Thank you, Momin, the Open Government team.

Jack, here's the response from the data owner: "This submission will be included in the second data release as it was received after November 4th, 2016. Please note that personal information and identifying information will be removed to protect the privacy of individuals and organizations who have chosen not to release their submissions publically" I hope that helps! Momin, the Open Government team.

To Heather1, Why should you have the sole right to work created from a database paid for with tax dollars? That is not fair use. If money is made using this information "the people" should be co-authors and owners as you are.

My Canadian Family lost our Security of our persons by Badly Acting Rogue Bully Canadian Government never Supervised or held Accountable who acted like ISIS Terrorists breaching My Canadian Magna Carta, Constitution, Charter, Criminal Code in multiple Terrorists acts and Horrifying My Canadian Crown public funded and Paid Lawyers in My Canadian Courts act to protect the Govt Officials against theVictim Canadians and Her Majesty The Queens Crown Patent Guaranteed Rights and Freedoms TO ALL CANADIANS ... "THE LOSS OF ONE CANADIAN'S FREEDOM IS THE EROSION OF THE FREEDOM OF ALL CANADIANS" Arthur L. Jefford ASanctionedCanadian

Hi, thank you for your comment. This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, but we don't deal with policies If you would like to pursue your inquiry, I would recommend contacting your local MP. You can find their information here: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC Thank you, Momin, Open Government team.

I was a victim of hate crimes by CSIS/RCMP/CSEC of illegal spying, illegal detention, bill C-51. sadistic torture, human rights, mental health, psychological manipulation/biochemical modifications by media, police, national security agencies, mental health, Canadians, private sector and government for over 30 years leaving me with a major disability unable to work full time due to my diagnosis. My name is Christopher Huggins. I am a visible minority, a Canadian Citizen born in the UK with no criminal record. I was subjected to overt, systemic and institutional racism my whole life. I worked for police and director of security. My brother is dead as well as 3 of my friends in mental health who committed suicide. I filed a complaint with SIRC the watchdog for CSIS in 1989 and they told me that my file is top secret. I would like a public inquiry and financial compensation after complaining for over 30 years without a positive response. I want justice.

Hi, thank you for your comment. This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we don't deal with policies If you would like to pursue your inquiry, I would recommend contacting your local MP. You can find their information here: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC Thank you, Momin, Open Government team.

Those who sacrifice freedom for security shall win neither. If you do it to us you do it to your own kids, grand kids, mothers etc, FOR ALL TIME and it's open to abuse - do you think someone in power will abuse it? What are you building? A world where cops with grade 12 can listen in and read texts at stop lights if they want using the new stingray tech which monitors EVERYTHING without a warrant, from a distance - and they're in place now. Do you really want history to record YOU as being THE people who wiped out what so many died to preserve? PLEASE STOP!! and please stop reading those texts to my mother and wife - they're private.

Depressing to note the extent of xenophobia and Islamophobia. GoC needs to take more concerted and active measures to turn this around. Repeating "that's not who we are as Canadians" is not enough, because clearly some Canadians are.

It is great to see the release of comments on the consultation. However, the open license is not appropriate for comments submitted to consultations. I recommend fair dealing instead, and data mining and analysis should form part of fair dealing (this is basically just automated reading and processing). Here is why: sometimes I take the time to prepare detailed comments in response to such consultations, although not this time. This is my work; it goes on my CV, under my name. If the work has commercial value, for example if someday I wish to create a collection of my work to sell, the economic rights are mine, and should not be granted to any downstream user. I am a professor, but I can see how others (journalists, freelance writers, etc.) might have the same perspective. Organizations also sometimes prepare in-depth responses to government consultations. These should be available to the public, and available for data mining and analysis, but not available for modification or downstream sales unless the contributor wishes to grant such rights. Thank you for having the consultation and making the results available. The open license was a good first guess for what to do with this information, I do not mean to critique the decision, rather to suggest that this kind of data be limited to fair use in future. This would be helpful to encourage in-depth, well thought out and well written submissions. Another small point: I hope you have permission to include the names and e-mail addresses of the individuals listed in the e-mail contribution spreadsheet. My name is Heather Morrison, by the way, I had to add a 1 because apparently I am a registered user.