Chuck Strahl resigns

Chuck Strahl, former MP who was overseeing Canada's spy agency, has resigned from the post after concerns regarding his lobbying activities.

  • Jan. 28, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Chuck Strahl, the former MP who was overseeing Canada’s spy agency, has resigned from the post after concerns regarding his lobbying activities.

Strahl had recently been in the news for his lobbying work for Enbridge Northern Gateway and others, which Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen said were concerning.

Cullen had called for changes to the regulations governing the activities of former MPs and cabinet ministers after Strahl’s lobbying activities came to light.

Strahl was appointed as the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Review Committee, which oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

He had been lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway since 2011, and said he had always complied with all relevant rules and regulations.

He said he did not want his lobbying work to distract from the work SIRC is doing.

 

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