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Chief justice shows where line is drawn

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The head of the national trial court mandated to hand out new “disruption” warrants that would authorize CSIS law breaking to reduce threats to national security says he would be “surprised” if any of the Federal Court’s judges countenance Charter violations.

Controversial Bill C-51 received royal assent June 18 amid warnings from national security and constitutional law experts that the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 likely violates the Charter to the extent that it purports to empower judges to authorize Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) agents to break...