A Podcast Called INTREPID

Discussing and debating Canadian national security law and politics

Ep 11 For Whom the Drones Recoil

Stephanie and Craig stray from their march through bill C-59 to address an issue in the news this past week: targeted killing of foreign terrorist fighters in Syria and Iraq. Reports suggest some anti-Daesh coalition members have targeted their nationals (or supplied information about nationals to allies), ensuring they never come home. Canada denies it does the same. Could it? Should it? More generally, what will Canada do about returnees? Before getting to these questions, the Intrepid team also discusses new developments with the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (good), the now-commenced parliamentary debate on C-59 (not so good) and some minor buzz about invoking the Emergencies Act in response to the opioid crisis (surprising).