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.

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  • k

    seems to me the criminal advocacy groups are more powerful than the victims rights groups… something NEEDS to be DONE about that

    boggles the mind it really does how…

    Mulclair and Trudeau can be SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF CRIMINALS OVER VICTIMS

    • jayme

      Don’t forget the left think jails are wrong and its better to show love and respect to the criminals.

    • It is the liberal way;)

  • The fact that the Idle No More crowd and other usual suspects hated this bill (without knowing much about it) is enough for me to cheer for it.

  • Alain

    Right and Oka, Caledonia, sabotage of private property, pipelines etc. are only examples of civil disobedience and those guilty should not be included.disobedience

  • ntt1

    Interesting that they scaled back in order to avoid having to arrest professional activists blocking access but there is no improvement in the provisions regarding speech that can trigger violence , that is a gift to the progressives to shut down any and all criticism.