Instead of questioning the mandates and core practices of secretive, unaccountable security agencies, efforts are underway to save the system by putting up some nice-looking window dressing.
The Liberals pushed the need for parliamentary oversight of security agencies hard during the C-51 debate. But their objections to C-51 did not start and end with the lack of oversight.
As Canada's privacy commissioner calls for "complete and exhaustive" debate, labour leaders worry that changes could be "cosmetic" in absence of a Royal Commission.
C-51 was an omnibus bill, but not that kind of omnibus bill. Separating the facts from fiction on what can be done to repeal the so-called anti-terror bill.
Kai Nagata has a secret. He talks to lamps. Now that CSIS has been caught spying on environmentalists, his joke isn't so funny.
Canada's 2015 federal election is shaping up to be a decisive contest, with Canadians' fundamental freedoms on the line.
"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.
Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration this year, the Pew Research Center released a shocking poll result, revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture.
The Harper government has been using Omar Khadr to please its base and send its usual message of "law and order." What will happen to public opinion if Omar Khadr tells his own version of the story?
In the space of a few short months since Bill C-51 was announced, hundreds of thousands of people have taken action to stop it. Is the Harper government listening?