Feds outline more details of upcoming anti-terror bill

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney assures the government’s new terror bill expected Friday will be in “full compliance with Canadian law.”

The bill is expected to include provisions to allow “preventative arrests” and criminalize the “promotion of terror” — measures law enforcement has indicated would help detain potential terrorists before a crime is actually committed.

Asked to explain how the government will criminalize the promotion of terrorism, Blaney said the Criminal Code already contains provisions on “supporting hatred or violence.”

“It is really criminal to incite terror, to support terrorism or to encourage to use violence to achieve your means,” Blaney said.