Ep 96 Parsing Dissent

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.

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Ep 95 Naming, Shaming and Seizing Assets

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.

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Ep 94 Eastern Approaches -- Saudi Arabia

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.

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Ep 90 Future-Casting the Next Parliament's Priorities in Canadian National Security Law and Policy

Stephanie and Craig sat down with Michael Nesbitt, Leah West and Jess Davis (all founding editors of “A Blog Called INTREPID) while all were at the University of Toronto for an anti-terrorism conference. Recorded in the wood-paneled drawing room of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (complete with echo and people arriving for work treading on squeaky floors), our group offers up their thoughts on the top priorities in national security law and policy reform for the next year, after the federal election.

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