Canada is undertaking the most substantial reforms to its national security law since 1984, when its first civilian intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, was created. Like other democracies attempting to lawfully use emerging technologies, Canada is seeking to codify once-murky intelligence practices into statute.
Kent Roach is the Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. From 2006 to 2010 he served as research director for an inquiry examining the bombing of Air India Flight 182. He is the author of several books on counter-terrorism including The 9/11 Effect (2011) and Comparative Counter-Terrorism (2015) both published by Cambridge University Press.
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