national security

Jul 27, 2015

Canadians get on board the torture train

Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration this year, the Pew Research Center released a shocking poll result, revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture.
Jun 11, 2015
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Senate passes C-51. What now?

Stuart Trew
Late Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 44 to 28, the Senate approved the government's overkill anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, without amendment. What more is there to say or do at such a moment?
Apr 2, 2015
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Three hearings on C-51 would have done the trick

Stuart Trew
The government needed just three hearings on C-51 to decide what changes to the bill it could accept for the sake of appearing to respect the democratic process while getting tough on terrorism.
Mar 30, 2015

Bill C-51 a threat to all Canadians

The Harper government has been forced to respond to the outcry about Bill C-51 and propose a handful of amendments. But the changes won't satisfy the concerns of the BC Civil Liberties Association.
Mar 11, 2015
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C-51 hearings begin in Ottawa. We'll be watching.

Stuart Trew
The CCPA will be contributing to the important debate on C-51 through a compendium of the hearings -- the testimony presented and the response of government and opposition MPs.
Feb 19, 2015
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RCMP sees 'anti-petroleum' movement as a threat

Brent Patterson
The RCMP has labelled the "anti-petroleum" movement as a growing threat to Canada's security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse.
Sep 5, 2014

Threats to security start at home

"Developments in other parts of the world, particularly in Iraq and Syria, threaten our security at home," said Barack Obama. But the threats at home may be different from those he has in mind.


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