Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Democrat MP Randall Garrison Introduces Bill to Repeal Anti-Terror C-51

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Democrat MP Randall Garrison Introduces Bill to Repeal Anti-Terror C-51

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NDP MP introduces bill to repeal C-51

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OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has followed through on a promise to table a private member's bill to repeal controversial anti-terrorism measures.

NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison says the omnibus security legislation known as Bill C-51 infringes on the liberties of Canadians without making people safer.

The legislation gave the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more power to thwart suspected terrorist plots -- not just gather information about them.

It also expanded the sharing of federal security information, broadened no-fly list powers and created a new criminal offence of encouraging someone to carry out a terrorism attack.

The previous Conservative government introduced the legislation early last year, less than three months after jihadi-inspired attacks that killed Canadian soldiers in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. …

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