Tories to scale back scope of anti-terror bill to allay concerns it goes too far

The federal government is rolling back the scope of its controversial anti-terror legislation to address fears it grants too much power to security and intelligence agencies.

As part of a series of amendments to Bill C-51, it’s narrowing the definition of “activity that undermines the security of Canada” to make it more certain that people practising civil disobedience are not swept up in new measures to guard against threats to this country.