The Impact of the Anti-Terrorism Act

In the aftermath of the horrifying events of 9/11, the government of Canada introduced Bill C-36. It was far-reaching: an omnibus bill, cobbled together in haste while the country was still in a state of shock and crisis, bordering on hysteria. As Calvin White (Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 15/01) wrote, Canada was shocked to the core…

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Bill C-36: The Anti-terrorism Act

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. At the urging of the United States after September 11th, governments in Europe and North America adopted stringent anti-terrorism measures. Canada responded to the call by passing tough new legislation. Bill C-36, now the Anti-terrorism Act (S. C. 2001, c. 41, online at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Bills_House_Government.asp?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses=1) received Royal Assent on…

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