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Jun 11, 2015
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Senate passes C-51. What now?

Stuart Trew
Late Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 44 to 28, the Senate approved the government's overkill anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, without amendment. What more is there to say or do at such a moment?
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Apr 2, 2015
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Three hearings on C-51 would have done the trick

Stuart Trew
The government needed just three hearings on C-51 to decide what changes to the bill it could accept for the sake of appearing to respect the democratic process while getting tough on terrorism.

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