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Anti-Terror Bill Could 'Impinge' Rights, Says B.C. Premier Christy Clark

03/08/2015 06:53 EDT | Updated 05/08/2015 05:59 EDT
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is raising concerns that the federal government's anti-terrorism bill could "impinge" on the rights of Canadians.

The premier questions Bill C-51 in an interview on CTV's Question Period, saying the legislation requires "adequate oversight."

She says we should ensure we aren't diminishing our personal freedoms in an effort to protect ourselves against unknown threats.

She adds that Canadians would "regret" giving up our personal liberties forever.

The legislation, introduced by the Conservative government, would significantly expand the powers of police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to disrupt terrorist plots.

Opposition leaders and the federal privacy commissioner have harshly criticized the bill, saying it boosts security powers without adequate oversight.

(CTV)

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