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Professor publishes paper in Canadian Human Rights Yearbook

Professor Michael Nesbitt has published an article in the Canadian Human Rights Yearbook examining Section 12.1 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act (Bill C-51). Michael's paper, "CSIS's New Disruptive Powers, Grey Holes, & the Rule of Law in Canada," looks at the transition of CSIS from its traditional role as an information collection and analysis agency to one that is empowered to exercise disruptive powers against potential terrorist threats.

Michael's research was also quoted favourably on several occasions by the House Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, which is both a review of Bill C-51 and Canada's national security laws and practices. The report, "Protecting Canadians and their Rights: A New Road Map for Canada's National Security," presents recommendations for national security reform, including some consistent with Michael's testimony to the Standing Committee in October 2016.