Protests are being staged across Canada in opposition to the new federal anti-terror bill – the Anti Terrorism Act 2015 – that was proposed by the Harper government in January. One of the major areas of concern for critics is the expanded powers given to CSIS – the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – under this Act. Critics allege that these expanded powers will result in the infringement of several Canadian Charter rights and freedoms, including the censorship of free expression online. On March 12, 2015 Joanna Kerr and Keith Stewart from Greenpeace Canada were invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security to voice their concerns about Bill C-51.Trisha Reyes speaks with Keith about these concerns.
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