Harper downplays concern over former spy committee head - 2013-03-01

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F182.png Harper downplays concern over former spy committee head March 1, 2013, Laura Payton, CBC News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper downplayed concerns Thursday over an arrest warrant for Arthur Porter, the former head of the committee that oversees Canada's spy agency.

While Harper was minimizing worries about Porter's top secret security clearance and privy councillor status, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews attacked the opposition parties for not challenging the government on the appointment when they had the chance in 2008.

On Wednesday, Quebec's anti-corruption unit issued arrest warrants for Porter and others involved in building a new hospital in Montreal. Porter is also the former head of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. He was appointed chief executive in 2004.

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