Stephanie and Craig are back with Philippe Lagassé, for the second installment of our special feature: Her Majesty in Right of Pod, a deep-dive on the origins of Canadian public law and constitutional law.
Stephanie and Craig are back with their first “explainer” episode for this new season, focusing on a specific area of national security law. This week, they rip an issue from the headlines in the United States. They examine how whistleblower protection works in Canadian law for members of the public service generally, the main intelligence services, and in the context of the Security of Information Act.
As promised, the crew at INTREPID is starting a few new “features” this season — the first is a sit-down with Philippe Lagasse, Crown scholar extraordinaire, to discuss the public law architecture of modern Canada (within which all national security law and practice — and all other exercises of governmental power — is entrenched).
The Intrepid team assembles: Stephanie hosts as Jessica, Leah and Mike join her for a discussion about the breaking news that a top RCMP intelligence official, Cameron Ortis, was arrested on September 13 and charged with violating the Security of Information Act (SOIA).
For the last official podcast of Season 2, Stephanie plays the role of interviewer to Craig and regular guest (and Intrepid Blog founder) Thomas Juneau for a discussion about Iran. This is part of our occasional series on Canadian foreign policy in relation to particular states. In this episode we ask: Why did Canada split with Iran and why did the Trudeau government fail to re-open relations despite its 2015 election promise? What are the legalities of the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and how does that complicate things? And given a series of skirmishes in the Gulf, what is the Trump Administration trying to do, exactly? (Answer: no one knows, including Trump). Finally, is there a role for Canada in all of this?
See you in September – we have some great plans ahead.