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Discussion on Bill C-51, Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
On January 29, one day before the Harper government introduced its new anti-terror act in the parliament an article appeared in the Globe and Mail entitled “Canadians support increased security powers, poll suggests.” It is worth asking why such a dramatic headline would be used before the contents of the bill were revealed. 576 more words
Polling firm Angus-Reid released a story on February 19 which claims overwhelming support among Canadians for the government’s new anti-terror legislation.
It goes so far as to say “Canadians are firmly supportive of Bill C-51” and that “ [n]early half of Canadians say draft law ‘strikes right balance,’” while “fully one-third say it doesn’t go far enough.” It says that “less than one in five (19 per cent) worried that it (the legislation) goes too far, compromising freedom and privacy.” 223 more words
After a politically disastrous 2014, President Obama appears to be enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity. Press reports indicate that his approval ratings have gone up, and he certainly seems to have regained confidence and energy. 1,167 more words