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Anti-Lawful Access Tide Continues: Security Consultation Finds Public Strongly Opposed to New Reforms - Michael Geist
Law enforcement efforts to revive lawful access reform continue to face political and public opposition. Earlier this month, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recommended that the current approach remain unchanged. Indeed, Committee Chair Rob Oliphant said that police sought expanded powers, but that the argument was not yet "compelling." Public Safety's report released last week on responses to its national consultation on security indicates that the broader public agrees. The issue drew the majority of feedback during the consultation: