What to watch for in feds’ new counter-terror law

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.

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Reservists like Nathan Cirillo are worth $1.8M less to the feds. Why?

November 17, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Jacques Bourbeau, Global News

How do you put a price on the life of someone serving in Canada’s military?

Both Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo were honoured in Ottawa and across the country in Remembrance Day ceremonies last week.

Each will have a military base named after him.

But according to the federal government’s rules, the two men’s lives are valued very differently.

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