Canada Anti Terrorism

Althia Raj

Muslims Are 'Scapegoats' In Canadian Debates, NDP Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Muslims are often the scapegoats in political debates, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said Wednesday. “There is a vilification that is happ...

Tories Demand Limit On Anti-Terror Bill Expert Testimony

CBC | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives are pushing to devote just three meetings to hearing expert testimony on the government's proposed anti-terrorism bill when it goes ...

Harper's Controversial Anti-Terror Bill Passes Second Reading

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Critics ranging from Jean Chretien to Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald all urge caution when it comes to Bill C-51.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Terrorism?

Jordan Benadiba | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Jordan Benadiba

Convicting and incarcerating those who return to Canada from fighting with extremist groups overseas alone is not enough. Radicalization spreads, particularly in prison, where many individuals feel wronged by the system and society more generally. Once those prisoners return to civilian life they take with them their twisted and radicalized beliefs and spread them in the communities where they live. Many of Canada's allies have their own de-radicalization programs in place for those who return home after joining terrorist organizations abroad.

Mulcair: Anti-Terror Bill's Broad Wording Allows For Political Spying

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Information-sharing measures in proposed anti-terrorism legislation are so broadly worded they would allow the government to spy on its polit...

Better Late Than Never: Politicians Are Speaking up Against Bill C-51

Eva Prkachin | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Eva Prkachin

Huge numbers of Canadians, including key Ottawa decision-makers, are pushing back hard against the government's Bill C-51, which proposes unprecedented new powers for Canada's security agencies. The bill effectively turns CSIS into a secret police force and would place every Canadian under a government microscope.

Anti-Terrorism Bill Won't Compromise Privacy Rights, Says Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The privacy rights of Canadians will be respected under new anti-terrorism legislation that would allow more information-sharing with the Uni...

CSIS To Gain New 'Power To Disrupt'

CBC | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's spy agency is expected to be given new powers to stop would-be Canadian jihadists before they leave the country as part of sweeping new ...

5 Pre-Election Things To Keep An Eye On

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The House of Commons resumed Monday following a five-week break and now enters its last scheduled sitting before the fixed federal election d...

Greenwald Predicts Canadian Crackdown

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canadians should expect sweeping security and surveillance measures following attacks against the military in Quebec and Ottawa, says the m...

Harpers' Gag Orders Sweep While Canadians Sleep

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

The Harper government wants to hide all of its secrets. A Canadian Press reported noticed a troubling policy detail buried in the feds' legislative bulletin that would dramatically expand the number of current and former federal government employees under a lifetime gag order, potentially curbing the right to free expression of thousands of Canadians.

Feds Can't Account For $3.1B In Anti-Terror Cash: AG

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government needs to do better at tracking and evaluating some of its program spending to ensure taxpayer dollars are being well-spent, Aud...

Anti-Terror Bill PASSES

CBC | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

A bill that would revive some provisions of Canada's Anti-terrorism Act passed in the House of Commons Wednesday night. The Liberals joine...

The Timing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill Is a Play on Our Emotions

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The arrest by the RCMP of two individuals who were allegedly planning out a terrorist attack on a VIA Rail train will only heighten our level of anxiety as the scare hits closer to home. Reintroducing these provisions seems nothing more than an attempt by the Conservative government to further prove its 'tough on terror' credentials. But when our laws appear to be working -- results of brave and successful law enforcement operations -- attempting to play on our fears by using emotion over reason does not do justice to the seriousness this discussion this requires.

Controversial Anti-Terrorism Laws Back Up For Debate

CBC | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Parliament began debate Monday on two anti-terrorism provisions that were never used and that expired five years ago. It's also looking at new measure...

Do Anti-Terrorism Act Amendments Threaten Free Speech?

Farzana Hassan | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Farzana Hassan

It's good that the Ministry of Public Safety has decided to introduce amendments to the existing Anti-Terrorism Act of Canada. Even so, such measures may engender considerable controversy under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harper Shows Greater Toughness Towards Terrorists Than Obama

David B. Harris | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
David B. Harris

With Mr. Harper's decision to reintroduce controversial anti-terrorism measures, he has wrenched himself loose from the kind of self-imposed stymying that has characterized the Obama administration's ambiguous language -- and focus -- in Islamist counterterrorism.

Althia Raj

Harper Vows To Reintroduce Controversial Anti-Terrorism Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Liberal interim leader Bob Rae told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday that if Prime Minister Stephen Harper wanted to bring back the measures he w...