Tuesday, July 18, 2006

New CSE Commissioner

Retired Supreme Court Justice Charles Doherty Gonthier has been appointed CSE Commissioner effective August 1st. Gonthier replaces Antonio Lamer, also a former Supreme Court Justice, whose termed ended earlier this year. Biographical information on Gonthier can be found here and here.

The transition is happening in the midst of an apparently still unresolved sotto voce dispute between Lamer and CSE's Department of Justice lawyers on the proper interpretation of the law pertaining to CSE surveillance of Canadian communications.

Where will the new CSE Commissioner stand on the matter? (And what might he be prepared to do about it?)

2 Comments:

Anonymous macadavy said...

You've a first class website!
Thank you for this and your previous post on this subject, I hope you'll stay on this story and keep us all informed...
btw - I've linked to your site in comments here: http://www.pogge.ca/archives/001188.shtml#comments

August 12, 2006 10:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note Gonthier passed away Thursday, July 16th, with the above-referenced dispute still unresolved. Statement by Defence Minister Peter MacKay:

http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=3059

July 18, 2009 8:28 am  

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