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Liberals seeking input on security legislation

OTTAWA – The Liberal government says it wants to hear from Canadians about revamping national security legislation.


September 9, 2016
By The Canadian Press

The government opened an online consultation today soliciting feedback on everything from preventing attacks to ensuring intelligence agencies are accountable.

The government has promised to repeal what it calls the problematic elements of omnibus security legislation, known as Bill C-51, ushered in by the previous Conservative government.

The Liberals also plan to introduce new measures they say will do a better job of balancing collective security with rights and freedoms.

Among other things, the government has pledged to ensure all Canadian Security Intelligence Service warrants respect the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The consultation, which can be found at canada.ca/national-security-consultation, runs until Dec. 1.

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