Nine Things You Need to Know about Bill C-59

Weighing in at a daunting 139 pages, Bill C-59 – the government’s sweeping new proposals for reforms to national security law – include some welcome changes, but also many serious […]

National Security Accountability – Making it Real

National security accountability – everyone says they want it.  But not everyone means the same thing when they use the language of “accountability”.  The dangers of ‘faux accountability’ are always […]

Updated: Our National Security Consultation series

A Different Shade of Green Paper: What the government forgot to mention The federal government recently announced the launch of the much-anticipated National Security Consultation.  This is an unprecedented opportunity […]

4) Security of Canada Information Sharing Act

The Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (the “Information Sharing Act”) was enacted as part of Bill C-51.  It gives expanded powers to federal government agencies to collect and share […]

The “New” CSIS – a de facto Secret Police

  Issue: New Powers for CSIS to “Take Measures” Against Threats While a democracy can incorporate the need for an intelligence agency to operate with considerable secrecy, there is no […]