WATCH ABOVE: The Conservative government says an overhaul of Canada’s security laws will make the country safer. But critics say that comes at the cost of freedom. Vassy Kapelos reports.
Updated at 8 p.m. Friday Jan. 30: Added definitions of “promote” and “advocate” from Justice Canada, responding to Global News query from that afternoon.
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.
And Harper introduced Bill C-51, a sweeping piece of legislation that covers everything from what you’re allowed to say and write to who can board a plane, what happens to your tax information and how long you can be detained without charge, he cited fatal attacks last fall in Ottawa and St. Jean…
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