Human rights or security? In Canada and around the world the debate rages on; but it is an utterly false debate. We must, finally and firmly, reject the assumption and assertion that more of one necessarily leads to less of the other. There is no security without human rights.
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Canada's new public safety minister also promised "more to come" on inquiry into missing and murdered women.
While some political parties are more responsible for instances of blatant racism than others, no political party has committed to action on combating racism in Canada. Aboriginal and racialized realities of being heavily surveilled, unfairly carded in the streets, and higher rates of violence remain fringe issues.
CSIS's new threat disruption mandate could include surreptitious meddling with websites, cancelling airline reservations, disabling a car or myriad other schemes.
The book says anti-terrorism laws are much easier to enact — especially after an attack — than they are to repeal.
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This is a rather short list of the shortfalls of Harper and the disgrace he brings to our country and I urge everyone to fully research candidates and get out and VOTE. I think the newest campaign launched by our veterans says it best when they say ABC: Anyone but Conservative
The Liberals supported the legislation in Parliament but have pledged to scrap controversial portions of it, if elected government come October.
"This bill represents an onerous and unnecessary attack on our individual rights and liberties," one-time Liberal candidate Victor Andres says.
"The games have just begun," the group tweeted.
The Harper government's controversial anti-terror legislation is set to become law after the Senate voted Tuesday to pass Bill C-51 by a vote of 44 to 28. Twenty-six Senate Liberals showed their indep...
As the government's proposed anti-terror bill heads towards the legislative finish line, some of its more conservative-minded critics are warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper that its passage co...
Edmonton Centre MP Laurie Hawn defended the controversial anti-terror bill by questioning tech companies’ commitment to Canadian values.
With the support of federal Liberals, the Conservative government's controversial anti-terror legislation passed the House of Commons Wednesday by a vote of 183 to 96. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau an...
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Diane Ablonczy has an interesting way of talking about the "rule of law" and "fundamental justice." The Conservative MP was taking part in a review of Bill C-51, her party's controversial anti-terror...
How best to describe the rushed hearings the House of Commons' Public Safety Committee held over the past few weeks examining Bill C-51, the government's anti-terrorism law reforms? Circus, farce and disgrace all come to mind. I know, I was there on Amnesty International's behalf earlier this month.
OTTAWA - Conservative MP Michael Chong is calling for stronger parliamentary scrutiny of intelligence agencies — putting himself squarely at odds with his party and the Harper government.Planned new a...
OTTAWA - Legislation such as Ottawa's proposed anti-terror bill would probably have put a quick end to Quebec's student uprising in 2012, says one of the movement's former leaders."From the moment peo...
Protesters across Canada held a day of action against the anti-terror bill.
OTTAWA - The federal government's assurances that its anti-terrorism bill will not be a licence to spy on activists have done little to calm the fears of aboriginal leaders, environmentalists and huma...
Hmm... is there another option?
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 Que...
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke sent an open letter to Stephen Harper on Wednesday expressing concerns about how Bill C-51 may impact the ability of First Nations to defend and support Aboriginal rig...
Rant inspires us all not to give into fear.
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OTTAWA - The Conservative government's anti-terrorism bill will lead to spy scandals due to weak scrutiny of Canadian intelligence agencies, says a new legal analysis.Canada’s real-time oversight of s...
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It is sad to observe but I fear that Mr. Harper has found such an evil but effective issue for the coming election, will exploit it, and that many will support him for it.
I think our inter-faith leaders -- every priest, rabbi, pundit, imam and granthi -- would do this country a great service if they enforce a message of peace and harmony against and speak to their captive audience against the symptoms of sadistic behaviour -- manipulation, the thrill of violence, power, and control that comes from inflicting pain on other.
The government's proposed anti-terror legislation expands the powers of Canadian Security Intelligence Service to allow it to "disrupt" suspected terrorist threats — but it also express...