Andrew Scheer Calls for Emergency Meeting of the Public Safety and National Security Committee on Desjardins Personal Data Breach

July 8, 2019, Regina, Saskatchewan – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, has asked his Members of Parliament on the Public Safety and National Security Committee to contact the other members of the committee in order to convene an emergency meeting regarding the personal data breach at Desjardins.

“We must act quickly to help the 2.9 million Desjardins members affected by the theft of their personal data.  This situation is unacceptable.  The Public Safety and National Security Committee must meet as soon as possible to find solutions for Desjardins clients so that they can to protect their identities,” said the Conservative Leader.

Committee members will be able to study a number of ways to prevent the theft of personal data like at Desjardins. Elected officials will also be able to study whether or not issuing new social insurance numbers is a viable solution for Desjardins members.

“The members of the committee must work to find possible solutions to lessen the negative repercussions for Desjardins members. Also, the federal government must put measures in place to ensure that this situation never happens again. Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau’s inaction on this issue is not surprising,” said Scheer.

The Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg – Haute-Saint-Charles and Shadow Minister for Public Security, Border Security and Emergency Preparedness, Pierre Paul-Hus, will contact the Chair and the other members of the committee so that an emergency meeting can be held as early as this week.