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1 May 2016
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10 Minute Primers: An Enigma Wrapped in a Secret, Governed by Uncertain Law: CSE and metadata
JUNE 28TH, 2016Over the last several years and certainly since the Snowden revelations, there has been considerable discussion and controversy over the interception amd acquisition by Canada’s signals intelligence agency, the Communications Security Establishment, of metadata. In this 10 minute primer,... READ MORE »
10 Minute Primers: Detailed Overview of Proposed National Security & Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (Mandate and Challenges)
JUNE 28TH, 2016This is the second, brief explainer video on national security accountability review in Canada. The first provided a general overview of the concept, and its structure in Canada. In this video, I focus more specifically on the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians pr... READ MORE »
10 Minute Primers: Review and Accountability in Canadian National Security
JUNE 23RD, 2016I have posted a new 10 minute (ok 12 minute) primer on review (which is often called "oversight") of national security and intelligence agencies in Canada, in the context of the new bill C-22 (creating a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians). I have tried to do four... READ MORE »
Knee Jerk First Reaction: Bill on National Security Committee of Parliamentarians
JUNE 16TH, 2016The much anticipated bill has now been introduced, here. For background and my earlier position on this matter, see here. My first take, in the interests of constructive criticism. Warning: I am a hard marker. Forgive typos. On a bouncing Via train.This is a good bill, although with inevi... READ MORE »
Police "rogues", journalists & the hapless victims of classified innuendo
MAY 18TH, 2016There is considerable discussion today (again) concerning the RCMP investigations into leaks of seemingly classified information said to implicate two individuals in a phone call in which they allegedly plotted a terrorist activity. The narrative, at present, seems to have lost its mooring and to be... READ MORE »
This content has been updated on 1 July 2016 at 23 h 55 min.