Author Archives: Michael Nesbitt

About Michael Nesbitt

JSD (Toronto), LL.M. (New York University School of Law), LL.B. (Ottawa), B.A. Hons. Commerce (Queen's). Assistant Professor. Please click here for more information.

National Security, Bill C-59, and CSIS’s Continuing Power to Act Disruptively in Violation of the Charter

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: National Security, Bill C-59, and CSIS’s Continuing Power to Act Disruptively in Violation of the Charter Legislation Commented On: Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters, 2017; Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, SC 2015, c 20 Government Report … Continue reading

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Impending National Security Legislation: A “New Road Map” to Update Canada’s National Security Framework

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: Impending National Security Legislation: A “New Road Map” to Update Canada’s National Security Framework Legislation Commented On: Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, SC 2015, c 20 Government Report Commented On: Protecting Canadians and their Rights: A New Road … Continue reading

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Reviewing Canada’s National Security Framework

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: Reviewing Canada’s National Security Framework This term, the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law offered for the first time a new Criminal Law & Policy Lab: Terrorism Law & Reform. The idea behind the course was, … Continue reading

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Public Consultations, Anti-Terrorism Law, & Canada’s National Security Framework

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: Public Consultations, Anti-Terrorism Law, & Canada’s National Security Framework Legislation Commented On: The Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 SC 2015, c. 20 Report Commented On: The Government of Canada’s Our Rights, Our Security: National Security Green Paper, 2016 … Continue reading

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Canada-Iran Relations: Sanctions, Diplomatic Relations, Booby-Traps and the Law

By: Michael Nesbitt PDF Version: Canada-Iran Relations: Sanctions, Diplomatic Relations, Booby-Traps and the Law This week, it was reported that Canada’s Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and the Liberal government were considering lifting sanctions on Iran and re-establishing diplomatic relations between … Continue reading

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