The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Legal Rights, Part 2 – Liberty and Security of Person

Out of all the sections in the Charter, few have seen as many landmark rulings as Section 7, which contains the right to life, liberty and security of person. In my previous blog, I demonstrated this by highlighting how the right to life has changed over the last 35 years- and particularly how it evolved […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women in the CAF – Sexual Misconduct and Operation Honour

On July 18, 2017, in Anti-terrorism, Canada, Public Safety and National Defence, by senjaffer

While writing blogs on different aspects of national defence, I usually start with statistics to provide context about each topic. However, statistics cannot even begin to describe the horror of the sexual violence that plagues our military. Instead, I will quote Lise Gauthier, a woman who frequently dealt with sexual misconduct during her 25 year […]