It is time to stop ruling out great Canadians from our intelligence agencies just because they never went to university.
Edward Snowden is painted as a courageous whistleblower and maybe he is. Yet there is little in life that is uniquely positive and this goes as well for the smashers of secrets.
Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may be overstated.
September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday. And a glorious Tuesday it was. I had walked to my job at CSIS – the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – as was my usual practice.
We have laws for good reasons, but when it comes to terrorism it seems these laws do not serve us well. Here are a few exemples.
Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski discusses why CSIS was taken to task by the Federal court in Canada for using information collected via illegal activities.
Al Qaeda member Mohamed Harkat should have been sent back to his native Algeria decades ago: why is he still here in Canada?
Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share intelligence where and when they can.
Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.
Should convicted terrorists like Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya get a second chance? Former Security Service Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in.