WRITERS

(2021,
issue 1)
SCOTT NEWARK

There has been considerable controversy over Bill C-21, which was introduced in February 2021. Let’s take a look.

(2020,
issue 2)
SCOTT NEWARK

Electronic Monitoring can be used to effectively monitor some offenders as an alternative to custody while still protecting the safety of communities.

(2020,
issue 2)
SCOTT NEWARK

Alberta's recent Court of Appeal ruling on searches of travellers' electronic devices creates an important, though short, window of opportunity to effect policy reform and bring the federal Customs Act up to date with the new technologies being faced at the borders. There is a a strong case for continuing the search authorization, but Parliament must act within a year.

(2020,
issue 1)
SCOTT NEWARK

Public Safety and Security issues are on the verge of getting out of hand. The issues identified in this article require the attention and action of the ruling government and opposition MPs to ensure Canadians' safety and security are appropriately protected.

(2019,
issue 3)
SCOTT NEWARK

Out-of-date border enforcement mandates and insufficient staffing have led to alarming failures in Canada. The following recommended actions merit consideration – whatever the election outcome.

(2019,
issue 1)
SCOTT NEWARK

Both the Budget and Bill C-97 contain several items of potential real consequence for matters of public safety and security, border security, and immigration screening and enforcement. It is important that there be public awareness of these issues.

(2018,
issue 6)
SCOTT NEWARK

Operational and policy reforms are essential for the protection of the Canadian public when Canadian jihadis are caught and detained abroad.

(2018,
issue 5)
SCOTT NEWARK

Minister Blair has received his well-defined mandate, and can recommend actions that, if taken, will immediately deliver on his mandate related to Borders, Guns, Gangs and Drugs.

(2018,
issue 4)
SCOTT NEWARK

In addition to a requirement of consent from the criminal for transfer, Canadian law has created a literal incentive for non-citizen criminal deportees to commit new crimes to prevent their removal from Canada.

(2018,
issue 1)
SCOTT NEWARK

The recent collapse of negotiations between the Government of Canada and lawyers for suspected terrorist Abousfian Abdelrazik, highlights the urgency with which Canada needs to develop an effective strategy to clarify how its national security enforcement and intelligence officials deal with foreign governments relating to Canadians, or persons linked to Canada, who are involved in terrorism-related investigations. 

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