Canada’s Conservative government has tabled a new anti-terror bill.
Bill C-51 grants new powers to authorities to go after domestic terrorists before they strike, like when a Muslim gunman killed a young, unarmed Canadian soldier then went on a rampage through the Parliament Buildings last year.
Canadian progressives are predictably against this new law outright, cheering Edward Snowden when he condemned it while speaking in Toronto.
(Whether they object on principle or simply because they believe the Prime Minister is the embodiment of evil is always difficult to determine…)
Meanwhile, some “small-C” conservatives and libertarians are torn…