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CBA says terror bill is ‘infirm’

Thursday, April 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The federal government’s changes to its proposed anti-terrorism law do not fix Bill C-51’s major constitutional defects, the Canadian Bar Association says.

The CBA suggested 23 substantive amendments to Bill C-51 in its 47-page brief to the House of Commons public safety committee last month.

But before reporting the amended bill back to the House after clause-by-clause study March 31, the Conservative-dominated committee voted down dozens of changes put forward by the opposition parties including proposals for greater CSIS oversight, sunset clauses, parliamentary reviews, more special...