National Security and the Threat to Canadians
A study of the shift towards national security and the threat to Canadians.
# 130327 | 1,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Military, Peace-Keeping) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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In this article, the writer looks at the threat the new national security regime poses to Canadians. In particular, the writer reviews the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Agency of Canada (PSEPC) and looks also at the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) with an "eye" towards assessing the ways in which these organizations can be said to be infringing upon the privacy of Canadians and whether this infringement is justifiable. In addition, the writer looks at the Canadian Constitution and how the new security regime has the potential to derogate section 7 and 8 privacy guarantees unless Canadian judges are vigilant in ensuring that the reasons for any surveillance are compelling and satisfy the "reasonable limitations" standard established in section 1 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In the end, the writer agrees with Michael Powers that the new security regime bears with it certain undeniable risks to privacy protections.
From the Paper:"National security has rarely been more controversial or important than it has been over the last few years in the wake of 9/11 and the grim realization that terrorism can now strike North America just as it can strike anywhere else. With that in mind, the following paper ..."
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