Secret documents, secret review

Yesterday, a detainee document agreement was struck between Government and two of three Opposition parties. The “pact” comes a full month and a half after Peter Milliken, Speaker of the […]

Accountability for U.S. renditions to torture?

Startling (and encouraging?) news from Maher Arar and his lawyers yesterday.  Fresh off of the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Mr. Arar’s appeal from the dismissal of his […]

Where there’s a will…

Today the MPCC  heard again from Nicholas Gosselin, who last appeared before the Commission this April. As readers will recall, Gosselin was the DFAIT officer who discovered implements of torture […]

Omar Khadr update

As Omar Khadr’s August trial date approaches, his Edmonton lawyers Dennis Edney and Nathan Whitling have applied for judicial review of the government’s actions following the Supreme Court ruling in […]

Here we go again

In a move that looks to further obstruct the progress of the MPCC inquiry, the federal government has applied for a judicial review of a summons for documents potentially crucial […]

Challenging the UN Security Council

Today, the BCCLA, in conjunction with the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) and Abousfian Abdelrazik, will launch a lawsuit in Federal Court challenging the U.N. Security Council’s anti-terrorism sanctions […]

MPCC Update

We were reminded by a reader over the weekend that it’s been a while since we’ve updated you on the goings-on at the MPCC.  As we mentioned a few posts […]

Not my job (redux)

The BCCLA National Security blog is posting from sunny Ottawa today, where we finished up the last of the MPCC witnesses until hearings resume again in mid-June.  Carmen Cheung, Counsel […]