The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Legal Rights, Part 1 – The Right to Life Itself

From this week onwards, my blog will be moving on to cover a different right within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms- the right to life, liberty and security of person found within Section 7, which reads as follows: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 4 – A Misunderstood Section

Over the past weeks, I have outlined how the mobility rights within Section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are heavily restricted, thanks to the limitations imposed by Section 1 and the limitations written into the rights themselves. In today’s blog, I will be taking an in-depth look into the most debated […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 3 – The Question of Extradition

In last week’s blog, I discussed how the mobility rights within Section 6 contain restrictions in their text! However, these are far from the only restrictions upon the mobility rights. Frequent readers of this series may recall how Section 1, or the reasonable limits clause, actually imposes limits on any right in the Charter to […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 2 – The Self-limiting right

In my last blog, I outlined how the mobility rights from section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms allow Canadians to both move and pursue opportunities anywhere they like- regardless of where they came from or where they are going. However, these rights have their limitations. In fact, Section 6 is particularly […]

#NotOnMyScreen

International Justice Mission and I are working closely on the campaign #NotOnMyScreen, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersex trafficking. You may ask yourself, “what is child cybersex trafficking?” Cybersex trafficking is a type of sex trafficking where minors and children from all over the world are exposed to countless predators. Underage boys and girls […]

Bill C-23: A bill undermined by its own provisions

Even though a year has passed since the government introduced its newest bill to implement new preclearance measures at Canadian airports, debates about the system outlined in Bill C-23 still remain heated as ever. According to CBC, the Prime Minister’s Office is still being flooded with emails from Canadians who are worried about the powers […]

The Changing Face of National Security, Cyber Threats – Part 2: Cybersecurity

On August 10, 2017, in Anti-terrorism, Canada, Public Safety and National Defence, by senjaffer

When I last wrote about cybersecurity, I mostly focused how much damage could be done by attacks, and the WannaCry attack that caused chaos worldwide in May. However, several massive attacks have been uncovered since then: For example, Reuters recently revealed that critical infrastructure across Europe has been under constant attack from hostile governments across […]

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Mobility Rights, Part 1 – Introduction

From this week onwards, my blog will be moving on to cover a different right from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: the mobility rights within Section 6! The basic purpose of the mobility rights is simple- they allow Canadians to go wherever they wish without government interference. However, since the Charter’s signing in […]

A Place to Call Home: The Plight of the Myanmar Rohingya – Part 10

When I look at the current plight of the Myanmar’s Rohingya people, I think of the name given to them by news outlets worldwide- the world’s most persecuted people. However, this name has become more appropriate than ever before over the last year: Ever since a small group of insurgents launched an attack on Myanmar’s […]

The Changing Face of National Security, Cyber Threats – Part 1

On July 31, 2017, in Anti-terrorism, Canada, Public Safety and National Defence, by senjaffer

If critical infrastructure is Canada’s newest vulnerability to watch in the 21st century, then cyberattacks are Canada’s biggest threat to watch. The term cyberattack covers a large number of different threats related to computers. It describes anything from spyware which passively watches anything an infected computer does, to ransomware, which threatens to destroy the compromised […]