Proposed Amendments to Bill C-51, Antiterrorism Act 2015

24 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2015  

Craig Forcese

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Kent Roach

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 10, 2015

Abstract

This document contains our proposed amendment to Bill C-51, Antiterrorism Act 2015. In it, we report government statements supporting each element of the bill. We then summarize our concerns with that element. Finally, we suggest amendments designed to mute our chief concerns that would, at the same time, satisfy government objectives. In other words, we try to square liberty with security, and propose language that will minimize "second order" impacts from current provisions that we believe could undermine security.

Keywords: terrorism law, national security law, Canada

Suggested Citation

Forcese, Craig and Roach, Kent, Proposed Amendments to Bill C-51, Antiterrorism Act 2015 (March 10, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2576202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2576202

Craig Forcese (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cforcese.ca

Kent Roach

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Canada
416-946-5645 (Phone)
416-978-2648 (Fax)

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