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  • 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 »

  • Bill C-59 Flowcharts: Revised and Expanded

    Once more unto the breach… Bill C-59 will hopefully, finally, soon (?) inch its way to the senate committee, after second reading (still underway) in the senate. I confess, I am looking at the parliamentary calendar and starting to feel a bit nervous. As readers of this blog or listerners to “A Po … Read more »

  • A Podcast Called INTREPID Second Season Underway

    This blog space has been quiet since summer. As Leah West and I work on a second edition of the “National Security Law” treatise that was the springboard for this project, we are discussing how this blog space could be repurposed. For instance, would there be interest, demand and enough fresh copy f … Read more »

  • Canada's Foreign Intelligence Desert

    The recent flare-up in relations between Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) places into sudden relief the challenges in Canada’s foreign intelligence architecture. It follows hard on the heels of a Federal Court decision affirming the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) can only … Read more »

  • "9/11esque" Tweets and the Saudi Spat

    With INTREPID Podcast on vacation, I’m going old-school and engaging in thought expermients via blog. Except for everyone who (quite properly) threw their phones into the lake, most people are likely aware of the sudden contretemps between Canada and Saudi Arabia. I am in no position to evaluate the … Read more »

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