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Senate could get rid of law threatening to strip Maryam Monsef’s citizenship

Needed: the removal of the previous procedural protections for citizenship fraud and misrepresentation without any effective replacement was over-reach:

The Senate could come to the rescue of Canadians who are being stripped of their citizenship without a hearing.

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'My biggest fear is I will become trapped': Woman, 25, goes to court to overturn assisted-dying restrictions

OTTAWA — After just 11 days on the books, the contentious federal law on physician-assisted dying has been hit with a constitutional challenge by a young woman with a degenerative wasting disease who is ineligible for a legal assisted death. 870 more words

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'Loss of faith' from spy allies possible if Canada proceeds with court disclosure: CSE official

OTTAWA – Close allies will curb or even halt the flow of intelligence to the Communications Security Establishment if the electronic spy agency is forced to spill its closely guarded secrets in open court, argues a senior CSE official. 542 more words

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Witnesses diametrically opposed in testimony before committee on assisted death

A hopeless chasm opened Monday at the feet of the parliamentarians hurrying to embody the right to die in federal law.

Grace Pastine of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and Jay Cameron of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Rights sat side-by-side at the witness table before the joint committee of 15 MPs and senators tasked with devising doctrine to underpin the federal physician-assisted dying law expected June 6. 516 more words

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