Archive for February, 2015

Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill Fails Accountability Test

  • February 22, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Canada has two intelligence agencies. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is governed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-23. It was originally set up for intelligence gathering and not as an enforcement agency. It replaced the…

Just How Bad Is It Anyway?

  • February 16, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Surveillance. Unregulated. Everywhere. Everyone knows. Everyone has an opinion. Many of us care about it because we talk about it and write about it. And we talk about it and write about it incessantly. The “IT” I will discuss is…

The Fearon Threat

  • February 2, 2015
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States released its unanimous judgment in Riley v. California, 573 U.S. 1 (2014) in which it was held that a warrantless search and seizure of digital contents of a cell…