Ian Brodie is associate professor in the Law and Society Program at the University of Calgary. He was chief of staff to former prime minister Stephen Harper from 2005 to 2008.

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Stephen Harper’s Gitmo

One of Barack Obama’s first official acts as president of the United States was to order that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed by the end of 2009. Closing “Gitmo” was not just a …

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The Court Challenges Program rises once again

Here we go again. The oft-cancelled Court Challenges Program (CCP) is to be resurrected.  The program, which sees the federal government subsidize activists and interest groups to sue it and other governments using the Charter of …

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