Canada is “getting it wrong” in its war on terror, enacting laws that are both unconstitutional and fail to keep the country safer, an upcoming book charges.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay surprised many when he said the threat of a foiled attack that would have killed multiple people in Halifax was real, but it didn’t count as terrorism.
It wasn’t “culturally motivated,” he told reporters Saturday morning.
January 30, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his government’s new counter-terror bill with dire warnings about the threats facing Canada from radical, freedom-hating groups on the other side of the world.
“A great evil has been descending on our world,” he said in Richmond Hill on Friday.
January 29, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The federal government’s proposed terror law, set to be unveiled Friday morning, could constitute minor tweaks to powers police never use anyway; or it could vastly expand law enforcement’s power to detain Canadians without charge and clamp down on freedom of speech in the name of fighting acts of terror we have no evidence a clampdown would prevent.