Three hearings on C-51 would have done the trick

Public pressure forced the government to?hold nine instead of three public safety committee hearings into the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015 (Bill C-51). With the clause-by-clause review now over (committee spent more than 10 hours yesterday vetoing opposition amendments–all of them),?you can see the logic in the original proposal. Just three sessions…
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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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Civil liberties, First Nation rights compromised by C-51, committee hears

Part one of today’s two-part committee hearing into the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015 (C-51) has just wrapped up, with five of six?witnesses opposing many?aspects of the legislation for their potential impacts on civil liberties, the right to protest (without fear of surveillance, or being labelled a terrorist), and possible legal violations…
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The federal government’s new khaki uniforms

Next week, the federal government will unveil its budget for the coming year. With projections pointing towards a $3.7 billion surplus in 2015-2016, there is every reason to believe that the Harper government will be able to face the electorate sticking its chest out. With pockets that full, it will…
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