Conservatives exploit Boston bombing to fast track 'anti-terror' legislation

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Conservatives exploit Boston bombing to fast track 'anti-terror' legislation

CBC.ca reports:

...the Chamber will devote the day to discussing the aforementioned S-7, which would restore certain provisions related to investigative hearings, security certificates and other procedural issues, as well as make 'technical amendments' related to future parliamentary review of the law, which would allow for either the extension, or, alternately, sunsetting of those measures.

Given the government's reported desire to turn the two days now allocated for report and third reading consideration of the bill into a discussion of Trudeau's comments on looking for the 'root causes' of terrorism following the Boston Marathon bombings, it's worth pointing out that the Liberals have actually supported the bill, with the caucus -- including Trudeau -- voting with the government in support thereof at second reading last fall, and backing the Conservatives at committee.

This timing is shameless exploitation of the tragedy in Boston.

 

 

Regions: 
janfromthebruce

cross post from Trudeau thread:

The Combating Terrorism Act vs Justin Trudeau

Dear Libs : and this is why you can't be taken seriously as a credible opposition to Steve or a partner in any coalition against Steve. Prior to the last election, you expected to be given a pass for voting along with Steve hundreds of times owing to the fact you couldn't afford to bring down the government because you weren't ready to have an election. You don't have that excuse any longer. Really looking forward to hearing your cautious mousy noises against innocent citizens being incarcerated without trial before you all vote along with Steve once again, just so no one can call you soft on terrorism :

Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia said that the Liberals will be supporting Bill S-7 and noted that many of the original measures were first introduced by the Chretien government in 2001.

SNIP

which is merely a rehash of the language in :
2010 G8 Summit - Integrated Security Unit Joint Intelligence Group 

SNIP

The G8/G20 - in which thousands of people got locked up for days for no reason whatsoever.

So who wants to see the G8/G20 pilot project experiment in "terrorism" law enforcement expanded into law right across Canada?

Oh yes, let's do cooperation with the Liberal party (NOT) because they are so not progressive. And Trudeau Jr. will vote yes again, just like the the rest of Liberal members of govt. So, Trudeau's list of what he has done in the past just got a wee add on, between tweeting his thumbs on the back benches.

Slumberjack

They'll eventually have us bent over in our skivvies touching our ankles as a prerequisite to heading out for work in the morning.

jerrym

[quote=derrick]

This timing is shameless exploitation of the tragedy in Boston.

 

 

[/quote]

Did you expect anything different?

josh
kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

What a coincidence. The timing would be funny if we were not talking about the erosion of the right to dissent.  This is preparation for the war against environmentalist and FN's opposed to pipelines.

NDPP

Al Qaeda in Iran is a good one too. They must have thrown that one in as a sugar plum to their Israeli friends that may even be helping them with this little side-show in any case..

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

I think that all of us who care about civil liberties should note that the Conservative and Liberal Parties are supporting this bill, including Irwin Cotler, the former human rights advocate, while the NDP is opposing it. The choice couldn't be clearer.

 

janfromthebruce

Pretty strange but than it was pretty strange when Liberals enacted the original terrorist legislation.

Brachina

[quote=Michael Moriarity]

I think that all of us who care about civil liberties should note that the Conservative and Liberal Parties are supporting this bill, including Irwin Cotler, the former human rights advocate, while the NDP is opposing it. The choice couldn't be clearer.

 

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Agreed. Side note love your choice of nick name!

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

It isn't a nick name, it is my real name. Sorry to disappoint you.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

James Moriarty is close but no cigar Sherlock.

Wink

Albireo

[quote=Michael Moriarity]

It isn't a nick name, it is my real name. Sorry to disappoint you.

[/quote]Well then, she was praising your parents.  Or your fine taste in parents. 

Albireo

P.S. Aw crap, I've got the tiny font virus.

Albireo

PPS: No I don't... whew!  Hmm, happens only from mobile (Android?) devices, and only when you quote...

*ahem*  Never mind,  carry on...