posted on Apr, 26 2013 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by anon4m05
I definitely agree with you therefore that laws are open to be abused yet at the same time I still see the need for laws to equip law enforcement with
the legislative apparatus to combat terrorism.
I do agree with you to some extent that this legalisation might be more in the interests of Americans as opposed to Canadians however I do not think
that makes it any less necessary. Furthermore I also think it would be very unwise to argue that Canada dose not face any threat of terrorism although
like I say I do get what you mean about it being in Americas interesting for Canada to make a strong stance against terrorism.
Yes, it is agreeable that there need to be mechanisms to combat terrorism. However, as you said (in regard to my comment on the patriot act),
different law, different state/region, maybe an unfiar comparison; I would hold the same view in regard to equiping law enforcement with that
A Major difference in Canada is that CSIS and RCMP have a monopoly on couter-terrorism and surveilance. It makes for a much more streamlined and
efficient system to catch such things; as we saw in Boston, the many different police forces trying to operate in conjunction with eachother was
complicated and at sometimes confusing, which no doubt makes it more difficult to catch these guys. Since, in Canada, the RCMP and CSIS have a
monopoly in that regard, this law is quite unnecessary because our local law enforcement isn't the authority to deal with such targets or operations,
and as such, do not need to be equipped in such a way.
And you are right; just because it may be passed for US interests doesn't make it less necessart. I will concede on that point; Canada and US are
important allies, and that fact cannot be ignored. This still does not change the fact that Canada is a Soverign Nation, and I would be expressing the
same concern if it was any other Country (hence my suggestion for a national Vote/Refferendum on the issue).
Canada is target, make no mistake; but I have a strong inclination that we are, for lack of a better phrase, down there on the list. Canada doesn't
need to take a strong stance against terrorism; the US does that perfectly fine.
Canada should be making strong stances for peace, not this.
I hope you understand where I'm comming from.