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Op-Ed: Does CSEC need to kill someone?

This is the question I am left with as I consider what it will take for Canadians to demand answers about the true operations of the spy agency that is set to move into the most expensive governmental building in the nation’s history.

Op-Ed: With 'data about data' — Illegal is not illegal

If you’re a Canadian citizen who travels by airplane, there’s a good chance Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is spying on you (or has) in an illegal and ineffective manner.

Manitoba shooter sentenced to less than mandatory minimum

Brandon - Bryce McMillan, 21, was sentenced to one year in jail, well below the mandated minimum sentence of four years. The judge found in the particular circumstances of the case, the minimum punishment was excessive.

Alberta's tough new drunk driving law to be challenged

Edmonton - An Edmonton lawyer is preparing a constitutional challenge to the provision in Alberta's Traffic Safety Act that mandates indefinite license suspensions for those awaiting trial on drunk driving charges.

Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to fight breathalyzer

Ottawa - While the changes are not expected to affect many cases, the court found portions of the 2008 law infringed the presumption of innocence. But the Supreme Court upheld an important change that eliminated the "two-beer" defence.

Op-Ed: There is nothing wrong, or parochial, with Pauline Marois' French

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms establishes the equal status of English and French as the two official languages in the country. But according to a recent paper written by journalist Lysiane Gagnon, one appears to be more equal than the other.

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