Feds looking to expand no-fly regime, detention provisions in anti-terror fight
OTTAWA – The Conservative government wants to retool Canada’s no-fly list procedures to make it easier to stop a suspected terrorist from boarding an airplane.
In addition, it is looking to give police greater ability to generally restrict the movements of purported extremists by lowering the threshold for obtaining a peace bond, The Canadian Press has learned.
An internal federal review of two deadly attacks on Canadian soldiers last October has also highlighted a lack of suitable laws to crack down on radicals who openly encourage others to wage terrorism.
The government plans to address these areas in legislation that was promised following the killings, said a source familiar with the review who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The legislation is expected to be introduced soon. The House of Commons is scheduled to resume Monday.