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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.
Blog
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?
Blog
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.
Podcast
Mar 30, 2015

Bill C-51 a threat to all Canadians

Redeye
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.
Blog
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.
Blog
Feb 19, 2015
Photo: Flickr/Mark Klotz

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.

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