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  • Bill C-59 and the Judicialization of IntelligenceApril 6, 2018

    With the teaching term winding down, I am preparing more formal papers, stitching together pieces memorialized as blogs on this site. My first effort is here. Abstract: Canada’s Bill C-59 responds to quandaries common to democracies in the early part of the 21st century. Among these challenges: How … Read more »

  • A Podcast Called INTREPID Turns 30April 3, 2018

    Stephanie Carvin (NPSIA) and I have now reached the 30 episode point in our podcast series on Canadian national security law and policy. The direct URL is here. And listeners can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play and through most other podcast apps. To be honest, we started this as an experiment and … Read more »

  • Intelligence Swords and Shields in Canadian LawFebruary 26, 2018

    Speaking Notes (February 2018) (Posted with permission)  “Caught between the Scylla and Charybdis…  –          Sting, “Wrapped Around Your Finger” What I’ve been asked to do is step back and imagine how intelligence intersects with evidence, producing swords and shields in Canadian law. Let me start … Read more »

  • The Judicialization of Bulk Powers for Intelligence AgenciesFebruary 26, 2018

    Personal Speaking Notes (February 2018) (posted publicly with permission)         I have been asked to reflect on common trans-Atlantic intelligence dilemmas, and then a variation on our traditional trans-Atlantic search for solutions.  To that end, I’ll say a few words about both the UK Investigato … Read more »

  • Does CSE risk a Re X moment with the current drafting in C-59?February 2, 2018

    This is a third quick posting on some of issues I have been wondering about in the CSE Act, proposed by bill C-59. I have not reviewed all the submissions to the Commons national security committee (which have been often excellent and thoughtful).  But I am not aware of any discussion so far on toda … Read more »