As It Happens | Nov 1, 2012 | 7:50
The 'Masked Protester' Bill
Activists and civil libertarians say the bill threatens freedom of speech. The Conservative MP who introduced the legislation insists it's a tool needed by police. A private member's bill that will make it an indictable offense to wear a mask, or other kind of disguise, at any kind of illegal assembly, passed its third reading in the House of Commons yesterday. Blake Richards is the Member of Parliament for the Alberta riding of Wild Rose. We reached him in Ottawa.