Our Professors in the Media

02/24/2015 - Anti-terror act risks creating 'grey area' with RCMP

On this matter, Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the anti-terror bill. “It’s blindingly obvious that it’s creating a potential problem area, not just in terms of the co-operation between the two agencies, but the efficacy of their work. If CSIS gets involved in too many disruption operations, under a quasi-intelligence mandate, this means that you are removing cases from the reach of criminal prosecutions.”

02/24/2015 - An international election that Canada can help to fix

In this Op-ed, Allan Rock, President, and David Petrasek, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discuss American election and the consequences for Canada's politics.

02/23/2015 - New policy quietly tightens lid on federal cabinet secrets

Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the Conservative government’s initiative to tighten the lid on federal cabinet secrets in an effort to prevent compromising leaks. He notes that the changes indicate “a clear desire to tighten up the security of these records”.

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02/23/2015 - Rules on cabinet secrets tightened; Move seen as response to Bernier affair

Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the government’s initiative to tighten the lid on federal cabinet secrets in an effort to prevent compromising leaks. He notes that the changes indicate “a clear desire to tighten up the security of these records”.

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02/20/2015 - Defence, CSIS, RCMP unable to spend $11 billion of their budgets since 2007

Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the country's three major national security institutions and their budgets over the last eight years. "Today, capital spending is now approximately 14 per cent of defence expenditures, the lowest level of capital spending since 1977/78."

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02/19/2015 - CSIS, RCMP, DND Grilled Over $11 Billion In Lapsed Funds

Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the country's three major national security institutions and their budgets over the last eight years. "Today, capital spending is now approximately 14 per cent of defence expenditures, the lowest level of capital spending since 1977/78."

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02/18/2015 - Des ambassades canadiennes négligées au nom de l'équilibre budgétaire

Ferry de Kerckhove, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales, discute de la sécurité du personnel diplomatique canadien, et de l'entretien des ambassades canadiennes à l'étranger, qui pourraient être compromis à causes de certaines manoeuvres politiques.

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02/17/2015 - Diplomatica: Panel gives John Baird's foreign affairs performance mixed reviews

David Petrasek, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, joined a University of Ottawa panel, discussing former foreign minister John Baird’s legacy. According to him, “after four years, [Baird] left Canada in a weaker position on human rights.”

02/17/2015 - Watchdog: Iraq mission cost at least $128.8M

The parliamentary budget officer on Tuesday released an estimate of the incremental costs of Canada's six-month Iraq mission, significantly higher than the one the government released a day earlier. Philippe Lagassé, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments. "Kenney said that he was providing an estimate and that it was possible that it was higher. When you take that into account, it's quite possible that there's no real discrepancy between the two figures. In the end, in my mind, it will end up being pretty similar. In terms of where the differences may lie, the government has a better sense of exactly what is occurring, and the PBO is relying a lot on comparable figures to get this information."

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02/17/2015 - Russie : Une vidéo à caractère propagandiste inquiète

(41:55-48:35) Ferry de Kerckhove, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales, explique le contexte dans lequel une vidéo à caractère propagandiste signalant que des chars russes pourraient faire leur entrée à Varsovie ou Berlin, a été diffusée une chaîne de télévision de Saint-Pétersbourg.

02/15/2015 - Any Canadians troops deployed to Ukraine will stay far from the front lines: Kenney

In this interview, Roland Paris, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses Canada`s involvement in sending aid to Ukraine.

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02/13/2015 - Fahmy and supporters call for his swift deportation from Egypt

Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s release on bail from jail. “The issue is always the same in Egypt; you have to come down with a legal decision that makes the judiciary at least look independent in providing the answer.”

02/12/2015 - Canadian Troops Involved In Another ISIL Firefight

Roland Paris, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses Canadian troops’ ground combat in Iraq, against ISIS. "There is some rough parallel with what was taking place in Afghanistan, but obviously the context is very different. There is no doubt that in Iraq right now it looks a lot more like a counter-terrorism mission."

02/12/2015 - Le bilinguisme dans la fonction publique : Une farce selon un ancien ambassadeur

(12:10-18:17) Ferry de Kerckhove, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales, commente la nomination d'un ministre unilingue aux Affaires étrangères.

02/12/2015 - Chantal Bernier on the terror bill — too far, too fast?

In this Op-Ed, Chantal Bernier, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, discusses the counter-terror bill and the concerns about respect to the right to privacy.

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