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News in Review - November 2016 The Torture Files: Canada's Involvement in Acts of Rendition

Canadians tortured abroad — sent by their own government and national police force: many would consider it unthinkable. Yet, after 9-11 both Canada’s spy agency (CSIS) and the RCMP were complicit in helping arrest and render Canadians for torture. In this special investigation for CBC, Terence McKenna, reveals the stories of three Canadian men and their accounts of torture and ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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The Current Iacobucci Report on Detention and Torture

Anna Maria Tremonti’s guests discuss Justice Frank Iacobucci’s final, supplementary report into the detention and torture of Canadian citizen Ahmad El Maati. Mr. El Maati is a Canadian citizen who, in 2001, was detained while in Syria for his wedding. He was jailed, interrogated and tortured in prisons in Syria and Egypt. He has never been charged with anything in any ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/05/2015

Power & Politics Security Controversy

Ray Boisvert, former assistant director of intelligence for CSIS, talks about the use of controversial security certificates that allow the federal government to detain residents and foreign nationals indefinitely if they pose a threat to national security. Boisvert brings an insider's view to how security certificates are put together, how government ministers would be briefed on cases requiring these certificates, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:11:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/05/2015

The National Harkat Security Certificate Upheld

This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

CBC News Amnesty International on the Harkat Ruling

In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, the head of Amnesty International Canada speaks to reporters. Alex Neve expresses disappointment and points out that the Supreme Court ruling rejecting Harkat's constitutional challenge doesn't reference a single international human rights standard. Harkat, a former pizza delivery man, was born in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:09:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

News in Review - April 2015 ​​Terrorism in Canada: Are We Safe?

Amid growing concerns about terrorist attacks at home, the federal government introduced Bill C-51, new legislation to give security agencies more powers to protect Canadians. CBC's Adrienne Arsenault went inside a top-secret security operation centre to find out how much of a threat terrorism really is to Canadians and how concerned we are about it.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2015

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News in Review - September 2014 Homegrown Terrorism

As the threat of terrorism continues throughout the world, many Canadians are also taking up extremist views. They choose to risk their lives in order to further their new beliefs. This story looks at what motivates these individuals and how many go from a middle class lifestyle to planning death and destruction.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2014

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The National Inside CSIS

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is Canada’s spy agency, created to worry for us. CSIS worries that terror attacks that have struck at allies will strike here, too. It frets about nuclear plants, airports, a new surge in foreign spying, and that technology and trade secrets will land in the wrong hands. Some Canadians are concerned that CSIS worries too ...
  • 2010
  • 00:23:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2001 Terrorist Attack: Protecting Canada

Because the United States is our closest neighbour, Canada has experienced a very direct effect of the 9/11 attacks; in fact Canadians were among those who died. As a result, the lives of Canadians have been altered as have our perceptions of our own security. This part of the special report explores if or how Canada should be better insulated ...
  • 2001
  • 00:23:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2001

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News in Review - October 1994 CSIS: Spying on Canada

What is CSIS and is it doing what it was created to do? Are there dirty tricks that contradict its mandate? These are some of the issues examined in this report.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1994

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