Ep 18 Grading the Government's Written Work

Stephanie and Craig are back for their first pod for 2018. They catch up on late breaking developments in December: The Season of Reporting. Fresh off grading piles of papers and exams, they evaluate the 2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada.  After being a bit cranky, they have their "only in Britain, pity" moment, comparing the Canadian (lack of) data with the information coming out the UK from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliamentarians and the recent report issued by the former independent reviewer of anti-terrorism law, David Anderson. This material and more inspires them to propose the substantive agenda for Canada's nascent National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. And then they end by discussing the Mel Cappe report on a review body for CBSA -- wondering, not least, why it took the access to information act to get that report out.

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