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Secret Canada Security Panel Said to Review Foreign Deals

The Canadian government has created a secret committee of senior officials to review foreign investment for risks to national security, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The chairman of the committee is Public Safety Deputy Minister Francois Guimont, and it includes the heads of Canada’s two spy agencies as well as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s National Security Adviser Stephen Rigby, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is confidential.