The Federal Government’s “anti-terror” legislation, bill C-51, has just passed second reading in the House of Commons. As has become custom, the Harper government limited debate on the bill. Though the habit of limiting debate is always problematic, in this instance the nature of the legislation makes it even more so; bill C-51 sits squarely between the often conflicting interests of individual freedoms and the responsibility of the state to protect citizens and enforce the law. Any such law should be passed with the utmost caution and transparency to ensure that wherever and however freedoms are limited, there is ample reason to do so. All expansion of state powers that limit freedoms and infringe privacy rights should be made in a proportional and transparent manner.
This is a huge resource on C-51 containing dozens of links and covering every possible aspect of the bill and why its so problematic. If you’re not familiar with Bill C-51, this article should help.
This deserves a read and a signal boost.