Stephanie and Craig are very pleased to welcome to the show (as our last “podsight” guest of Season 2) Tricia Geddes, Assistant Director Policy at CSIS.
With three episodes left in season 2, Stephanie and Craig return with their last news roundup before breaking for August. Most of bill C-59 came into force this week (and the CSE Act will come into force on August 1). This podcast has the details of the provisions now in force. And CSIS was in the news twice this month. Stephanie and Craig parse the issues, and the role of CSIS when at issue is lawful advocacy, protest and dissent.
Stephanie and Craig are back to discuss the recent listing as a terrorist group of two (related) right-wing extremist groups — the first time this has happened in Canada. They walk through how listing works in the Criminal Code and the implications of listing. They then focus on the government’s newly announced national security transparency advisory group, complementing its national security transparency principles. They end with an update on some reporting on electoral interference in Canada.
Stephanie sat down with Thomas Juneau, A Blog Called INTREPID founding editor and uOttawa professor. They discussed recent developments in the Middle East, with a focus on Saudi Arabia and Canadian foreign policy issues. This is one in an occasional series we are doing on regional national security and international relations issues, looked at through the prism of Canadian interests.
Bill C-59 is law! Our Schoolhouse Rock episode, with final observations on the bill C-59 process. And then a quick review of the first CSIS public report in years. And then some books we’re reading this summer.
Stephanie and Craig are honoured to welcome to the show Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in our latest “podsight”.