Are security certificates obsolete?

posted on September 25, 2009 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

by Colin Freeze Source: The Globe and Mail URL: [link] Date: September 25, 2009 Frowned upon by the courts, never taken out the drawer these days by crown attorneys, special tool appears headed for obscurity

Civil-liberties victories in the courts for people jailed under Ottawa's controversial security-certificate legislation have eroded the federal government's ability to jail and deport foreigners deemed dangerous. The flip side of the victories for defendants in the security-certificate cases, officials suggest, is that the government is left with fewer and fewer options to remove legitimately dangerous foreigners once they set foot inside Canada's borders. No new security-certificate cases have been launched in three years.

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