The Social Cost of National Security

Assessing the impact of global counter-terrorism initiatives on Canadian society What are the social costs versus benefits of the security agenda? What are the links between privacy, sharing, broader human […]

In the Mind of the Minister

On Thursday, former Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day appeared in a Vancouver courtroom to testify in Mohammad Mahjoub’s ongoing challenge to his security certificate. The BCCLA National Security Blog […]

The Bureaucratization of Misconduct

Earlier this year, Jim Bronskill reported on a series of very disturbing ministerial directives at CSIS relating to the use of information derived from torture and sharing information that could […]

Can we hold you for a while?

Yesterday, BCCLA Counsel Carmen Cheung appeared before the House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security to present the BCCLA’s position on Bill C-17, legislation seeking to resurrect […]

“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 […]