The House

Tom Mulcair criticizes anti-terrorism bill

The Leader of the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair, outlines his concerns with the government's anti-terrorism bill and explains why his party will vote against it.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has criticized Bill C-51 for vague wording he says leaves the door open to spying on political opponents. Wednesday, Mulcair went further in laying out his party's opposition to many of the bill's proposals and some of the amendments he wants to see. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

This week on The House, now that the anti-terrorism has had its first reading, what does NDP leader Thomas Mulcair think of the government’s controversial piece of legislation? The leader of the Official Opposition discusses his doubts and concerns regarding Bill C-51. Mulcair also shares his thoughts on the government’s appeal of the federal court’s decision on wearing a niqab at citizenship ceremonies.

We also speak to Defence Minister Jason Kenney about all the questions that have been raised over the government's anti-terrorism bill. Is the government opened to amending the controversial piece of legislation?

Defence Minister Jason Kenney responds to the critics of Bill C-51, discusses the situation in Ukraine and the possibility of fighting ISIS in Libya.