National Defence – March 30, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – March 30, 2015

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Justice Minister Peter MacKay are the first witnesses for the committee’s pre-study of the government’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation. RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson also testifies. Measures in Bill C-51 include lowering the threshold for arrests, giving the Canadian Security Intelligence Service more powers to disrupt suspected terrorist threats, expanding the no-fly list, and making it easier to share security-related information among federal departments and agencies. (March 30, 2015) UPDATE: Bill C-51 received royal assent on June 18.