Category Archives: Security

Japanese Canadians fear a repeat of internment camps under Bill C-51

By National Association of Japanese Canadians The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) joins with other concerned Canadians in calling for the Government of Canada to withdraw the Anti-Terrorism Act Bill C-51. We believe that Bill C-51 threatens Canadian civil

Bill C-51 will ruin, not protect, lives of Canadians

By John Feldsted Political Consultant & Strategist Winnipeg, Manitoba I have some serious concerns over C-51. It looks to me like this was thrown together hurriedly and some sections are very poorly worded. I have listed some of my concerns

Academics to Parliamentarians: Dangerous Bill C-51 impacts rule of law, constitutional rights, health of Canada’s democracy

Dear Members of Parliament, Please accept this collective open letter as an expression of the signatories’ deep concern that Bill C-51 (which the government is calling the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015) is a dangerous piece of legislation in terms of its

Seven years ago today, Harper government tried to keep secret Canada-U.S. deal allowing each other’s troops to be deployed in civil emergencies

On February 14, 2008, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement paving the way for the troops from either nation to be deployed across the border on the other nation’s soil during emergencies, but the Harper government did not want

Looking up Peter MacKay’s “terrorism”

By J. Miller “Look it up!” That was Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s curt response to reporters who asked him how terrorism will be defined in Bill C-51, the anti-terror bill the government is trying to ram through Parliament. This was same

Threats to National Security: Activist vs Resource Company

By William Ray National Security. Even though we have heard the word bandied about for 60 years what does National Security substantively mean and what would actually be a threat to it? The accepted definitions of National Security all encompass