INTREPID

discussing and debating national security

Ep 71 Building up Your Immunity

Stephanie and Craig are back for a quick podcast as they develop big plans for the next couple of weeks. In this podcast, we walk through Minister Goodale’s speech this week…which has some pointers on a couple of issues we’ve been discussing: cyber attribution policies (the Minister called out the Chinese Ministry of State Security); the scope of an expected new bill on cyber standards; and who is going to be the honest broker when misinformation happens during an election. And then we get into our marquee issue, for the real aficionados of obscure international law out there: is the former Canadian diplomat being detained by China in apparent retaliation for the Meng extradition proceeding entitled to diplomatic immunities — the answer is yes, of a sort. Finally, a quick talk about a breaking story: a permanent resident given permanent residency status despite security concerns.