The first column in a new series on security issues facing Canada.
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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s legal battle in Canada will now be contested in two proceedings, both probing controversial areas of Canadian law: extradition law and constitutional rights at the border.
Over the past week, Global News Canada has released a series of reports from Syria detailing the detention of Muhammed Ali (aka Abu Turaab Al-Kanadi), a high-profile Canadian Islamic State (ISIS) member, by Kurdish forces inside the country. Journalist Stewart Bell and researcher Amarnath Amarasingam travelled to Syria where they interviewed Ali and several other Canadians held in a makeshift detention center in the northeastern part of the state.
Review of Craig Forcese, Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law, 2018)
Riyadh picks a fight with Canada, the Trump administration reinstates sanctions on Iran, and U.S. partners are paying off al-Qaeda in Yemen’s civil war.
Lawmakers have proposed reforms to how Canada’s national security and intelligence agencies share information with one another. But unless information-sharing is mandatory, broader reforms will be squandered.
As Canada undergoes the most comprehensive national security legislation reform in over three decades, one of the most notable proposed changes in the sweeping Bill C-59 would empower Canada’s signals intelligence agency to engage in offensive cyber operations.
Should C-59 become law, it will provide a notable addition to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s capabilities: the authority to collect, retain and use “datasets” in support of domestic and foreign intelligence mandates.
Canadian Intelligence Reform Proposal: An ‘Intelligence Commissioner’ for the Communications Security Establishment
Canada is reforming its national security law, including the law governing its foreign intelligence and cyber-security service, the Communications Security Establishment.
Part one in a series examining powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and potential changes.