Lang re elected as chair of national security committee

Yukon Senator Dan Lang will continue to chair the Senate’s standing committee on national security and defence.

Yukon Senator Dan Lang will continue to chair the Senate’s standing committee on national security and defence.

Lang was first elected to the post in 2013. His re-election was announced in a press release yesterday.

The committee was first created in March 2001. Its mandate is to examine legislation and study issues related to national defence, security and veterans affairs.

“Since 2001, this standing senate committee has diligently examined private members’ bills and government legislation such as Bill C-51, and produced numerous reports on issues of national security and defence, including its recent reports on the Canada Border Services Agency titled: Vigilance, Accountability and Security at Canada’s Borders (June 2015) and on terrorism, titled: Countering the Terrorist Threat in Canada: An Interim Report (July 2015),” said Lang in the release.

“I am honoured to be re-elected chair and look forward to continuing our work on behalf of Canada and Canadians.”

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