Bill C-51: NDP Wants To Scrap New Spy Powers, Boost Oversight
|The Huffington Post 27 Mar 2015 at 10:25|
OTTAWA -- The New Democrats want to scrap proposed new powers for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, bolster review of intelligence activities and enhance anti-radicalization programs.
NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the party continues to believe the government s anti-terrorism bill is dangerous and ineffective after hearing from four dozen witnesses at the House of Commons public safety committee.
The committee plans to begin examining the bill clause-by-clause next week, and the NDP laid out about 40 amendments at a news conference today.
Under the bill, CSIS could take clandestine measures that violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as long as a judge sanctions the actions.
The Conservatives brought in the 62-page security bill following the murders of two Canadian soldiers just days apart last October.