Jim Bronskill

The Canadian Press

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New data-crunching technologies used by spy agencies could threaten civil liberties, analyst warns

Rapid technological advances in data collection and analysis are transforming the way spy agencies work, potentially putting civil liberties at risk, an Israeli intelligence expert has warned the Canadian security community 

Supreme Court says Carleton University can take prof's pension back

Canada's top court has ruled that Carleton University can reclaim almost $500,000 in pension payments to a professor who went missing before being found dead years later.

Hassan Diab wages court battle for Canadian citizenship certificate

Sociology professor Hassan Diab, who spent a decade fighting allegations of terrorism, is now battling in court for a copy of his Canadian citizenship certificate.

Ex-hostage Boyle demanded wife lose weight as means of control: prosecutor

A Crown attorney has accused Joshua Boyle of dictating strict weight-loss targets for wife Caitlan Coleman after the couple were freed as hostages of Taliban-linked captors.

RCMP 'sitting on' watchdog report into alleged spying on anti-oil protesters: B.C. civil liberties group

The RCMP has been sitting for two years on a watchdog report into alleged Mountie surveillance of anti-oil protesters, a civil liberties group charges.

Court dismisses challenge of deal that helps U.S. nab tax cheats in Canada

A Canada-U.S. deal that lets Canadian financial institutions send customer information to U.S. authorities to help track down tax cheats does not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a judge has ruled.

Caitlan Coleman says she spoke to media during trial to give women hope

Caitlan Coleman says she gave interviews to media outlets in the middle of her estranged husband's trial for allegedly assaulting her because she wanted to provide hope to other women.

Shooting survivor quits panel over 'timid' Liberal record on assault-style guns

Mass-shooting survivor Nathalie Provost has quit the federal firearms advisory committee in frustration, saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the Liberal government's failure to crack down on assault-style rifles.

'This isn't about national security': Civil liberties group publishes CSIS reports related to alleged spying

The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has released thousands of heavily redacted documents by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in regards to allegations the agency had spied on peaceful protesters of the now-defunct Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project.

CSIS destroyed secret file on Pierre Trudeau, stunning historians

Canada's spy service destroyed a Cold War dossier on Pierre Trudeau in 1989 instead of turning it over to the national archives, The Canadian Press has learned.

Canada's military spies can collect, share info on Canadians, directive says

Canada's military spies can collect and share information about Canadian citizens — including material gathered by chance — as long as it supports a legitimate investigation, says a newly disclosed federal directive.

Supreme Court sides with Toronto man over detention in race-tinged case

The Supreme Court of Canada has set aside a man's gun- and drug-related convictions, saying police had no reasonable cause to walk into a backyard and begin questioning him.

Conservatives seek criminal investigation of PM's trips to Aga Khan's island

The federal Conservatives want the RCMP to look into whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke the law by accepting family vacations on the Aga Khan's private Caribbean island.

Ottawa appeals court ruling that ordered fresh look at Aga Khan-Trudeau episode

Ottawa is challenging a judge's ruling that directed the lobbying commissioner to take another look at whether the Aga Khan broke rules by giving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a vacation in the Bahamas.

'Colonial model of policing' fails many Indigenous communities, study finds

A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve.