1st Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 148, Issue 154

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, I want to take this opportunity to thank our security forces for their good work on behalf of all of us.

All honourable senators know that to be protected and to have security we must have good intelligence. One way to collect good intelligence is through outreach to affected communities. For that to happen, we set up round table meetings, which helped to reach the affected communities. I would like to ask the leader whether those round tables still exist, and if so how often they meet and what resources they receive.

Hon. Marjory LeBreton (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I appreciate the question as it gives me an opportunity to point out that police forces, as they said yesterday at their announcement, are very grateful to the Muslim community that provided them with information.

I understand that the round tables are continuing, but I will take the question as notice to assure the honourable senator and me that that is the case.