No, you do not need a BA to be a spy

It is time to stop ruling out great Canadians from our intelligence agencies just because they…

Why is Edward Snowden still making headlines?

Edward Snowden is painted as a courageous whistleblower and maybe he is. Yet there is little…

Is the violent extremist issue bigger than a shoebox?

Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may…

September 11, 2001: Attacks in New York and Washington

September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday. And a glorious Tuesday it was. I had walked to…

Canada is getting a failing grade when it comes to terrorism prosecutions

We have laws for good reasons, but when it comes to terrorism it seems these laws…

CSIS used information collected via illegal activities. Why is this a surprise?

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski discusses why CSIS was taken to task by the Federal court…

Why can’t Canada deport a terrorist?

Al Qaeda member Mohamed Harkat should have been sent back to his native Algeria decades ago:…

The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share…

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best…

Former Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya asks to be removed from no-fly list

Should convicted terrorists like Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya get a second chance? Former Security Service…