Five myths about the tough-on-crime agenda

When Stephen Harper announced the election on August 2, he suggested only the Conservative party has the experience and knowledge to keep Canada safe and prosperous. A closer look at his government’s tough-on-crime agenda suggests otherwise. In fact, it’s one area we can safely say the government is making Canadians…
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Senate passes C-51. What now?

Late yesterday afternoon, by a vote of 44 to 28, the Senate approved the government’s overkill anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, without amendment. (You can see who voted which?way at this link.) By doing so, Senators ignored an almost airtight consensus in Canada’s legal community that the security and information-sharing reforms…
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C-51 hearings end with suggestion government erred in drafting bill

Like university students cramming for an exam, last night the parliamentary public security committee (SECU) finished the last?of nine hearings (over only six days) into the government’s anti-terrorism bill (C-51). It’s now up to the committee to perform a clause-by-clause review of the omnibus legislation and draft recommendations to the…
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When the facts on C-51 are against you, insult the witnesses

Tonight’s hearing into Bill C-51, omnibus anti-terrorism legislation, began as this morning’s, with?witnesses expressing their opposition to all or parts of it. It ended with Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy accusing one presenter–yes, the group representing Muslims–of supporting terrorism. But hey, where logic fails, try deflection.?The news tomorrow (or today, depending…
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