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Tory laws on Liberals' hit list

The incoming Liberal government is expected to uproot several constitutionally contentious laws and policies sown by the defeated Conservative government.

So far, the Liberals have pledged to repeal or amend at least six pieces of Conservative legislation, most notably the two signature proclamations of the Tory era: the Fair Elections Act and Bill C-51, otherwise known as the Anti-terrorism Act of 2015. 595 more words


Terrorist tries to stop gov't from revoking citizenship

An Iranian-Canadian imprisoned in Edmonton for terrorism has filed a court challenge against federal legislation that could result in the loss of his citizenship, arguing it amounts to “cruel and unusual punishment.” Hiva Alizadeh, who pleaded guilty last year to possessing explosives with the intent to endanger life or damage property for the benefit of a terrorist group, wrote in his application to the Federal Court that the citizenship law harmed his right to security. 280 more words


Toronto 18 ringleader has citizenship revoked

The government used its new power to revoke the citizenship of convicted terrorists for the first time on Friday against the imprisoned ringleader of the 2006 al-Qaida-inspired plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto. 588 more words

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Canada watchdog body to hold secret hearings over illegal spying claims

A government watchdog in Canada is preparing to hold a series of closed-door hearings to weigh accusations that the country’s intelligence services illegally spied on law-abiding activists opposing the construction of oil pipelines. 259 more words

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Senior spy to testify as federal watchdog considers whether CSIS went too far in eyeing environmental activists

A civil liberties group says it’s being kept in the dark as a federal watchdog begins looking at whether the Canadian Security Intelligence Service went too far in eyeing environmental activists. 560 more words


Despite popularity, majority of Canadians haven’t seen or read stories on terror bill: poll

OTTAWA —Support for the Conservatives’ contentious anti-terrorism bill may poll high among Canadians, but do the backers know what they’re standing behind?

Perhaps not.

An Angus Reid poll released Thursday suggested… 631 more words


Doctor-assisted death gets its day in court

One of the most hotly disputed legal and ethical issues of our time is set to return to the national stage Friday with the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on doctor-assisted death. 864 more words