Internet Privacy and Parliament

Lawful Access and Privacy: The Legislative Framework

Dara Lithwick and Dominique Valiquet, Legal and Social Affairs Division This HillNote is the first in a series of four. (Aussi disponsible en français: Accès légal et vie privée : le cadre législatif) Lawful access is an investigation technique used by national security and law enforcement agencies. It entails the interception of private communications and the seizure…

Canada’s Changed Citizenship Law – An International Comparison

Sandra Elgersma Legal and Social Affairs Division (Disponible en français: La loi modifiée du Canada sur la citoyenneté – comparaison internationale) Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, received Royal Assent on 19 June 2014, enacting the most comprehensive changes to Canadian citizenship in a generation. Among other things, the bill tightened eligibility criteria for citizenship…

International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child

(Disponible en français La Journée internationale de la fille) Laura Munn-Rivard Legal and Social Affairs Division 10 October 2014 On 11 October 2014, Canada and the international community will be celebrating the third annual International Day of the Girl Child. The occasion serves to recognize the rights of girls and highlight the unique challenges they…