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National security overhaul would give CSIS, its agents limited law-breaking immunity

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 5:31 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Liberal government has unveiled its much anticipated overhaul of Canada’s national security law framework, featuring beefed-up accountability and transparency measures to balance new powers and immunities for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and expanded intelligence-gathering powers for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE).

Public Safety Minister Ralph GoodaleThe proposed National Security Act (Bill C-59) introduced in the Commons June 20 by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is the legislative culmination of a full year of intensive effort that began in 2016 with broad public consultation,...