MPCC — the final stretch?

Faithful readers of the BCCLA National Security Blog will know that we first kicked things off here in December 2009 with our post on Richard Colvin’s documents, which warned senior […]

“A machine of shame” (updated)

Today, in Halifax, a memorial to the MS St. Louis was unveiled, in memory of the hundreds of Jewish refugees turned away from North American shores on the eve of […]


Welcome back to a new year at the BCCLA National Security Blog.  We returned from our winter break to find a copy of the European Center for Constitutional and Human […]

Back from hiatus! (briefly)

So one of our readers pointed out recently that the National Security Blog’s long overdue for an update, and he’s absolutely right, especially given the things we’ve been up to […]

The waiting game

After a week of sentencing hearings, the Military Commission in Guantanamo imposed a 40-year sentence on Omar Khadr, 15 years more than the 25-year term requested by the prosecutors. The […]

Omar Khadr: Waiting for answers

The BCCLA National Security team has covered Omar Khadr’s continuing ordeal extensively over the past year, from Canadian courts to Guantanamo Bay. After weeks of rumours and speculation, the Guantanamo […]

Laroche, redux

This morning at the MPCC, Paul Champ resumed his cross-examination of BGen Guy Laroche.  Readers of these pages may recall that at the close of the last session of MPCC […]

Canada’s man for the job

Disturbing testimony continued to emerge from the Afghan Public Interest Hearings at the Military Police Complaints Commission, as John Davison, a Department of Foreign Affairs official who was stationed in […]

Some news from down south

In related news, earlier this week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States sided with the Obama administration’s arguments for a wide-sweeping application of the so-called state […]