Liberals identify 10 key national security issues for public consultations

The Liberal government is asking the public to weigh in online on what it sees as 10 key national security topics, ranging from threat reduction to terrorist financing, as it moves toward amending the Anti-terrorism Act.



Goodale says government will consult on cellphone unlocking law

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canadians need to be consulted about police chiefs request for a law that could give them access to the cellphones of suspects.

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.



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.

Quebecer Ismael Habib denied bail on terrorism-related charge

Ismael Habib, 28, denied bail after being charged with attempting to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group.



Reviewing national security agencies

Associate Professor Craig Forcese discusses the Liberal's plan to introduce a parliamentary review committee for national security agencies



U.K.'s terror watchdog

Canada is looking to the UK for advice on improving oversight of terror laws. Britain's Independent Reviewer of Terror Legislation, David Anderson, explains why he thinks Canada could benefit from a terror watchdog.

Surprise! New government finds bigger hole than expected in the budget

This week on The House, how does a projected surplus turn into a projected deficit? The President of the Treasury Board, Scott Brison, and the Conservative Party's Finance critic, Lisa Raitt, join us to discuss the new government's first fiscal update. Then, the Premiers are coming! It's been a while since the country's Premiers all gathered around a table with the Prime Minister also in attendance. It will happen next week in Ottawa with climate change and refugees on the agenda. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joins us.
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 Liberals "unprincipled" for supporting Bill C-51

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour - her daughter is running for NDP - says she's disappointed that Liberals chose to support Bill C-51. She says they're "unprincipled."

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.

Refugee crisis changes the tone of the campaign

This week on The House, former Supreme Court justice and UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Louise Arbour joins us to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. We also hear from Citizenship and Immigration Minister and Conservative candidate Chris Alexander, NDP candidate Paul Dewar and Liberal candidate Marc Garneau.

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.
Baloney Meter

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.



Public servants rally against Bill C-51

The new anti-terror bill will force some government workers to undergo credit checks and fingerprinting, union leaders say.

Anonymous hack of federal government a warning, says Tom Keenan

Federal government websites took a hit yesterday, with the hacker collective Anonymous claiming responsibility for the attack. Computer security expert Tom Keenan says the government needs to tighten security.

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?



Bill C-51 receives royal assent

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney discusses Bill C-51 as the anti-terror measures become 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.