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Presumably as a result of the Boston marathon explosions, the Harper government is putting its proposed anti-terrorism bill on top of their priority list.
Bill S-7, also known as the ‘Combating Terrorism Act’, would allow persons to be detained for up to three days without charge (“preventive arrest”); strip individuals of their basic rights as accused under criminal proceedings to know and challenge evidence against them; threaten them with criminal punishment; and compel individuals to testify in secret before a judge in an “investigative hearing”. Further, the judge may impose imprisonment of up to 12 months if the person does not enter into recognizance.
Individuals subject to these provisions do not necessarily have to be suspected of committing any crime. It is enough that they are alleged to have information relating to a terrorism offence, or that they are alleged to be associated with another individual suspected of committing (or about to commit) a terrorism offence, or that they are otherwise suspected of potential future involvement with a terrorism offence. Furthermore, the scope of Bill S-7 extends beyond Canada’s borders, and could potentially result in a reliance on foreign intelligence. Without the ability to challenge evidence, there is no guarantee that the evidence is accurate, or was not obtained from a third country or source that conducts or condones torture as a method to elicit information. [It should be noted that the Canadian government has already given the green light to law enforcement agencies to accept information that may have been derived through torture, in violation of international agreements and standards].
Originally posted by jude11
Harper is nothing but Obama's little lap dog that walks around his his heels waiting to be stroked behind the ears.
Originally posted by Invariance
Fast track bills, omnibus bills.. layers upon layers of bureaucracy eating away at our country and eroding our rights and freedoms... or what little rights and freedoms we think we have left.
When did it become the "Obama Administration" and the "Harper Government"?!?!? Last I checked, these were supposed to be elected officials... but if no one votes for individuals in an election, how do they win? We don't have freedom, we have choices which are an illusion of freedom... like asking a 3 year old if they want to wear this pair of jeans or that pair. The parent still gets their way and the kid gets a choice. Sound familiar?
It is my opinion that Amerika and Kanada will soon be one country. Is the North American Union really such a myth after all?
I guess the plan moves forward!
On February 4, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama announced actionplan.gc.ca... a new security and prosperity initiative]. In it they planned to "to pursue a perimeter approach to security" "in ways that support economic competitiveness, job creation, and prosperity".
On March 13, 2011, the Canadian government announced it was beginning a five week consultation process "with all levels of government and with communities, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, as well as with our citizens" on the implementation of the shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness."
Originally posted by Invariance
reply to post by FirstCasualty
Canada is it's own country, has been since 1982 (we govern ourselves)... a little research into the guts of the North American Union would benefit you. I did some for this ATS post.
Stop being so blind, Canada is following the US in all it's doings... has been for quite some time now.
And STOP talking trash about our American brethren! They're as helpless to their government as we are, and besides... look at the reputation WE have for being polite and accommodating.
I do not wear a touque, live in an igloo, nor do I play hockey... but flannel gotchies are nice, and I do love my bacon!edit on 21-4-2013 by Invariance because: added link
Originally posted by Unity_99
It's illegal and though others may try to say treason only means what the wolves say, IT's TREASON, defined by the employer group as mutiny against the employer, its making the captain walk the plank, We The People, and its Treason and Illegal by my definition and most definitely against the constitution and betrays the oath of office.
So I think the legal challenges should begin. Where are the White Hat, Pro Bono Lawyers, they will be needed!