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Quashing of security certificate spurs calls for reform of program

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

National security lawyers and special advocates are calling on Parliament to rethink the secretive security certificate process after the Federal Court recently quashed another security certificate as “unreasonable.”

After Ottawa spent millions of dollars on litigation involving 28 lawyers at various times over 17 years — during which Mahmoud Jaballah was under constant surveillance, and often under house arrest or in jail (including two years in solitary confinement) — the Federal Court quashed the third security certificate issued since 1999 against the Egyptian national who claimed...