Detailed Comments on Bill C-3 (Special Advocates)

In response to the government's bill on special advocates in immigration security certificate proceedings (bill C-3), Lorne Waldman and I have prepared an annotated version of the bill noting our concerns and proposing changes that would, in our view, greatly enhance the special advocate mechanism and assist in circumventing the problems experienced in the United Kingdom.  We also make a number of other comments relating to the security certificate process more generally.  This document may be accessed by clicking here.