These days, portraying Canada's Conservatives as fascists may seem appropriate. That advanced study in political science is required to know why they are not says a lot about Canada today.
An interview with Amar Wala, director of the award-winning documentary The Secret Trial 5, which takes a critical look at Canada's security certificate regime. #ST5film
Mar 24, 2015 to Mar 25, 2015
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This panel will address the implications of Bill C-51, the so-called "Anti-Terror" Bill, for the future of democratic institutions in this country.
About 90 per cent of the witnesses who do not work for the government think Bill C-51 is seriously flawed.
Canada is facing a democratic crisis. Where is everybody?
Last night's hearing into Bill C-51, omnibus anti-terrorism legislation, began as the morning's, with witnesses expressing their opposition to all or parts of it.
Part one of yesterday's two-part committee hearing into the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015 (C-51) wrapped up with five of six witnesses opposing many aspects of the legislation.
Harper insists the public supports his anti-terrorism policies, but there is a different story in the polls. So how should Harper's opponents take him on, using public opinion findings?
Harper's anti-terrorism act presents threats to freedom of speech, and extends CSIS powers beyond simple surveillance.
Bill C‑44 is a systematic attempt by the Harper government to circumvent the limits Canadian courts have placed on its investigative and surveillance powers, through legislative amendments.