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Liberals Reveal What They Would Change About The Anti-Terror Bill

03/26/2015 06:12 EDT | Updated 05/26/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - The Liberal party's key proposed amendments to the federal anti-terrorism bill:

— Creation of a national security committee of parliamentarians with up to six MPs and three senators.

— Expiry of certain provisions after three years, unless Parliament decides to renew them.

— A comprehensive parliamentary review of the bill after three years.

— Removal of the word "lawful" from a section that states the bill's information-sharing provisions do not apply to "lawful advocacy, protest, dissent and artistic expression."

— A guarantee that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's new disruptive powers would not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

— An annual report from the privacy commissioner on information-sharing conducted under the law.

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