Commentary

OP/ED: MP speaks to Bill C-51
by Alex Atamanenko MP on Feb 27 2015 - 1:44pm

There has been a great deal in the news over the past few weeks about C-51, the government’s news Anti-Terrorism Act.  It is another one in a series of omnibus bills and contains 62 pages covering everything from expanding the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to allowing police to seize terrorist propaganda while making it easier to share information between government departments.

On the surface, it appears fairly clear: we are faced with a terrorist threat.  C-51 will make our country a safer place.

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