POLICE AND SECURITY
There are many agencies that are involved in national security in Canada. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is a public bodies with the mandate of preserving national security. CSIS has a complaint process that is ultimately overseen by the Security Intelligence Review Committee.
The Ministry of Public Safety has implemented the Passenger Protect Program to prohibit some individuals from boarding aircraft. This program is commonly known as the No-Fly List. The PPP has a reconsideration process. Because the No-Fly List is based in part on CSIS investigations, it may be worthwhile to make a complaint to SIRC to have the information CSIS has passed to the PPP reviewed.
CSIS performs investigations to receive national security clearance for the purposes of employment with the Government of Canada. SIRC can review the recommendations of CSIS and force a review of a denial by the Privy Council Office.
A CSIS complaint can be made with respect to any act or thing done by CSIS. You must first make a complaint to the Director of CSIS before making a complaint to SIRC.
The PPP reconsideration process can affect the decision to add an individual to the No-Fly List. SIRC has no ability to review the decisions made by the PPP.
SIRC is able to review the information CSIS has passed to the PPP, which may affect a decision by the PPP to add an individual to the No-Fly List.
SIRC will investigate complaints if security clearance required by the Government of Canada is denied.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal may make referrals to SIRC when complaints relate to national security. As well, the Minister responsible for Citizenship may report to SIRC when decisions are made to refuse or revoke citizenship based on reasons of national security.