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Reaching New Levels of Human Insecurity

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Published by the CDA Institute, June 30, 2015 According to the Global Trends Report released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 18 June 2015, the forcible displacement of people is at the highest level ever recorded. The re… Read More

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Who Speaks for Canada, Spies or Diplomats?

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By Daniel Livermore and Paul Heinbecker Published in the Globe and Mail, June 29, 2015 Bills C-51 and C-44 are now law. They are also trouble waiting to happen, because Canada’s political leadership has loosened the reins on CSIS abroad,… Read More

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The EU Parliament’s Decision to Postpone its Vote on TTIP Will Not Affect CETA

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Published on EUCAnet, June 12, 2015 On June 9, the European Parliament (EP) decided to postpone a vote in support of the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the Unit… Read More

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SIRC: Good People Can’t Save a Bad Institution

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It would be nice to believe that two solid appointments by the Prime Minister would alleviate the ills that bedevil the Security and Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), the much-maligned body charged with looking into complaints agai… Read More

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D-Day for Greece is Coming Fast

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For months, the Greek government (run by the neophyte left-wing Syriza party), its euro-area partners, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been engaged in negotiations about payment of the last tranche of an existing bail-ou… Read More

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Why Can’t Canada Get National Security Law Right?

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By Craig Forcese and Kent Roach Published in The Walrus, June 9, 2015 Bill C-51—also known as the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015—has now passed Parliament, and its effect on the Canadian legal landscape will be radical. To update those who h… Read More

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Information Gap About Zehaf-Bibeau Threatens Security

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Published in the Ottawa Citizen, June 4, 2015 The release of several reports into the attack by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Parliament Hill last October reveal some missed opportunities to apprehend the shooter before he entered Parliament… Read More

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Canada Needs to Do a Better Job of Managing Financial Uncertainty

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Published in the Hill Times, May 25, 2015 As Canadians, we pride ourselves on how well our financial regulations coped with the 2008 financial crisis. Given this attitude, it’s not surprising that Canadian policymakers have avoided a m… Read More

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How Do Global Norms Bear on Reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples?

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This week, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chaired by Justice Murray Sinclair, released its preliminary findings from a five-year inquiry into the terrible era of residential schools for Aboriginal children in Canada. These… Read More

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At Any Cost: The Injustice of the ‘4 and 4′ Rule in Canada

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By Stephanie J. Silverman Published on openDemocracy, May 29, 2015 Tens of thousands of law-abiding foreign workers residing in Canada became deportable last April. This sudden vulnerability to deportation resulted from the Parliame… Read More