Topic: c-51

Crown seeks 'terrorism peace bond' for couple convicted then freed in B.C. Legislature bomb plot

Crown lawyers in B.C. are seeking a peace bond to place restrictions on John Nuttall and Amanda Korody under the "fear of terrorism" section of the Criminal Code.
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Goodale fulfills "single most important campaign promise"

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses the addition of Parliamentary oversight and other changes coming to Canada's Anti Terrorism legislation.
The House

Liberal approach to electoral reform under fire

This week on The House, we tackle the government's controversial approach to reforming the electoral system with MPs Mark Holland, Scott Reid and Nathan Cullen. We also talk to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale about this week's international anti-corruption summit and upcoming changes to C-51. Finally, former Prime Minister Paul Martin joins us to discuss his portrait unveiling on Parliament Hill.

National security oversight committee coming by summer, says Ralph Goodale

The Liberals' promised national security oversight committee is in the works and is expected to be ready for a summer debut, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
The House

Elizabeth May makes limiting PMO powers the key to securing her future support

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May could hold the balance of power if a minority government results from the Oct. 19 election, and limiting the powers of the Prime Minister's Office would be her key requirement to any agreement to keep another party in power, she tells CBC Radio's The House.

Louise Arbour says military alone 'not the answer' to Syrian refugee crisis

Canada can and should be doing more to bring in a larger number of Syrian refugees than the government's current target, says former Supreme Court justice and United Nations high commissioner on human rights Louise Arbour.

C-51 sees charter challenge from civil liberties, press freedom advocates

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression say sections of Bill C-51 violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms "in a manner that is not justified in a free and democratic society."

C-51's new CSIS powers could 'inadvertently jeopardize' RCMP work abroad

The RCMP is concerned that new anti-terrorism legislation might hurt — not help — its security efforts in overseas hotspots, internal notes say.
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With C-51's new powers, is CSIS simply catching up to allies?

The Canadian Press Baloney Meter looks at whether the new powers given to Canada's spy agency are the same ones Canadian allies have had for years.

C-51 could trigger NDP-Liberal coalition, conservative critics warn

As the government's proposed anti-terror bill heads towards the legislative finish line, some of its more conservative-minded critics are warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper that its passage could carry a heavy cost for his party when they hit the campaign trail later this year.

CSIS didn't need C-51 to improve information sharing, briefing suggests

The Conservative government alarmed privacy advocates by overhauling the law to give Canada's spy agency easier access to federal data, even though the spies themselves said greater information-sharing could be done under existing laws, newly released documents show.

C-51, controversial anti-terrorism bill, is now law. So, what changes?

C-51, the Conservatives’ anti-terror legislation, got royal assent Thursday afternoon. What should we expect under the new law?

Liberal candidate David MacLeod quit Central Nova run over Bill C-51 vote

David MacLeod of Antigonish says he reversed his decision to run against Justice Minister Peter MacKay in Nova Scotia's Central Nova riding after the Liberals supported the controversial Bill C-51.

'Anonymous' says it cyberattacked federal government to protest Bill C-51

The online hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack on federal government websites on Wednesday afternoon, in protest against the recent passing of the government's anti-terror Bill C-51.
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Why conservatives, libertarians and gun lobbyists are against Bill C-51

A group of right-leaning Canadians sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper protesting Bill C-51. Sheldon Clare, president of the National Firearms Association, tells us why he signed the letter.

Bill C-51 opposition tweeted by Margaret Atwood, Sarah Harmer

Canadian author Margaret Atwood and singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer are stepping up opposition to the Conservatives' proposed anti-terrorism bill, asking Liberal MPs from their communities to vote against it.

Bill C-51 heads back to the House as committee review wraps up

After listening to more than 16 hours of expert testimony from nearly 50 witnesses, the House public safety committee has finished its review of the government's proposed anti-terror legislation.

Anti-terror Bill C-51 battle moves to Senate committee

As the House committee prepares to begin clause-by-clause review of the anti-terror bill, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Justice Minister Peter MacKay spent nearly an hour and a half taking questions on the legislation at the Senate national security committee on Monday afternoon.

National Firearms Association ignoring questions about C-51, members complain

The National Firearms Association is deleting questions posted to its Facebook page about why it pulled out of a committee looking at the government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation, and some members are complaining.
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Bill C-51 hearings: Committee testimony ends as opposition readies amendments

The House public safety committee concluded the first phase of its review of the government's proposed anti-terror bill on Thursday night.

C-51 must include more oversight, anti-radicalization efforts, NDP says

The New Democrats are getting set to propose amendments that would boost oversight powers and do more to combat radicalization when the government's proposed anti-terrorism legislation goes to clause-by-clause review next week.

Bill C-51: Sister of slain soldier Patrice Vincent testifies as committee review resumes

Academics, digital rights activists and the sister of slain soldier Patrice Vincent took centre stage at the House public safety committee on Monday night as MPs resumed their review of the government's proposed anti-terror bill.
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Topless protest against C-51

Neda Topaloski discusses her topless protest against Bill C-51
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Blaney: C-51 will protect Canadians against jihadi terrorists

In Question Period today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney defend the government's anti-terror legislation.

Bill C-51 hearings: National Firearms Association pulls out

The National Firearms Association, which had been scheduled to speak against the government's proposed anti-terrorism bill, has pulled itself off the list of witnesses scheduled for Monday's public safety committee meeting on Parliament Hill.

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