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  • Criminalizing Terrorist Babble: The Debate

    Part of the focus during senate hearings on bill C-59 has been on the speech crime created by bill C-51 in 2015: “the promotion and advocacy of terrorism offences in general” (Criminal Code s.83.221). Along with Kent Roach, I criticized the phrasing of the 2015 crime. It had the hallmarks of the lon … Read more »

  • Another Rule of Law Test in the Meng Extradition Matter

    By Craig Forcese and Leah West The Meng extradition proceeding will clearly test one area of Canadian law: extradition law. (See here). It will also now probe another: constitutional rights at the border. Ms Meng’s lawyers filed a civil action suing officials (and especially the CBSA) for detaining … Read more »

  • Meng Extradition: What to Watch For

    Today is reportedly the deadline for the Minister of Justice to issue an “authority to proceed” in the extradition committal hearing in the Meng (Huawei) case. Because there has been much attention lately to the functions of Minister of Justice (MoJ) and AG and much confusion, I have sat down and co … Read more »

  • L'Affaire SNC-Lavalin: The Public Law Principles

    I post this morning on the issue of: the role of the Attorney General in criminal prosecutions. The context: the Globe and Mail reported on Thursday, February 7:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the corruption … Read more »

  • Transition Time 2019

    Two thousand and nineteen will, of course, produce a new Parliament — Canada’s 43rd. It will, therefore, be the season of transition preparation in the public service — and a good time for taking stock (and for filing access to information requests for all those informative ministerial briefing bo … Read more »