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Questions surround timing of terrorism charges in Waterloo case

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The federal government is selective with its protection of privacy

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It is now almost a pattern: every time we, as a human rights organization or activist, write to government agencies inquiring about cases of Canadians detained abroad or of Canadians subject to abuse or possible discrimination, the governmental response will certainly somehow contain the issue of "privacy."

"Privacy concerns" have been used as a powerful pretext for inaction or silence and this should be challenged and denounced.

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Private company sells access to intelligence database

March 5, 2016
| World Check says it provides intelligence profiles of risky individuals so banks and other groups can be sure they are not accidentally engaged in illegal acts. Monia Mazigh says it's a blacklist.
Length: 13:46 minutes (12.62 MB)
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Bill C-51 should be repealed, not amended

March 5, 2016
| Last June, the Harper government passed the Anti-Terrorism Act, expanding the mandate of CSIS and making it easier for government agencies to share information about Canadians.
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The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing

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Will the Canadian government shed light on the no-fly list?

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It is a shame that a number of Canadian toddlers and young children are being humiliated at the airport in the name of extra security checks and delayed in boarding their plane with their parents. How as a society have we reached this level of complacency, accepting that such actions are "normal" under the pretext of living in security?

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Canadians to Trudeau: Let's talk C-51!

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As the dust settles on the recent federal election, the priorities of Canada's new Liberal majority government are becoming clear. Early signs are that the government intends to pursue an ambitious agenda -- there are nearly 300 items on the to-do lists Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has assigned to members of his cabinet.

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Thirty-seven per cent of Canadians think torture could be justified

"If the Canadian government used torture against people 'suspected' of terrorism, do you think this could be justified?" Thirty-seven per cent of people polled said yes.

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Canadians get on board the torture train

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Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration, the Pew Research Center released a poll revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture. This was no late April Fool's joke, but rather a shocking figure that was part of a global survey on U.S. foreign policy and the use of what has been referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques."

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