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After Attacks, Canadian Lawmakers Threaten Basic Human Rights

Society & Culture  (tags: civil rights, world, Canada, terrorism, culture, government, freedoms, society, rights, politics )

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Reaction to last week's incidents were varied, but have mainly been comprised of an us-versus-them narrative.


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Elizabeth o (51)
Saturday November 1, 2014, 10:30 am
It's always the same. Politicians use terror attacks to take away citizens rights, convincing them it's for their own good. What country will be next...

pam w (139)
Saturday November 1, 2014, 11:09 am

Arild Warud (174)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 4:17 am
TY Cal.

Freya H (345)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 8:07 am
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

Kathleen M (208)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 10:53 am
Noted. Thanks, Cal. You hit the nail right on the head, Freya. Thank you!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 12:59 pm
Typical Harper, taking advantage of a terror attacks.
Makes me wonder if the Harper government is staging terror attacks in order to get want they want.
Thanks for sharing Cal.

Tamera Dolcini (16)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:09 pm
Thanks C

Tamera Dolcini (16)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:10 pm

Tamera Dolcini (16)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:22 pm
Thanks Cal. Noted. This is, unfortunately, a sign of the times. There is a push to do away with the rights of the individual and it's likely that within the next decade or so, there will cease to exist a so-called "free world". As our young adults are being programmed to turn a blind eye to the realities of the current political environment, where bad decisions are being hailed as examples of things which should have taken place many years ago if only us liberals hadn't had our fingers in the pot, I dread what's coming. It's politically incorrect to think for one's self, to treasure personal freedoms in the face of what's in the interest of big buisness, etc., etc., etc..
(Sorry about the apparent false starts, laptop down and iPhone being ??? again)

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 3:37 pm
Can anybody find the dangers of Bill C-13? Here is the full text:

(Here's a hint: I looked through the whole thing. The answer is "no". It just replaces the standard slow warrant-procedure with something faster, but handled by the same people.)

Now for Bill c-44:

Same question and same hint. It actually improves protections by removing the need for CSIS to operate through the police to maintain anonymity of informants.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 6:04 pm
The double cheeseburger is more likely to kill someone via clogged arteries than some "terrorist" hell bent on killing people in one stop light farm town Main Street in Anywhere USA.
If you live in a one dog town somewhere in the sticks, chances are you will never see an actual terrorist, let alone be killed by one, or even have the opportunity to shake hands with one...yet we are told to be very, very afraid.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 10:06 pm
At the end of the week after the attack on Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister changed his tune of that incident being a terrorist attack. This man was just terribly upset that he was refused a visa to go to see his father, and had been suffering with some mental issues. He was a little too fast to offer to get involved in this war, with such a small amount of air power that we have. As far as I am concerned he has become an insult to Canada, bowing out of Kyoto, signing FIFA with China and also CETA with European countries, all done behind closed doors, with not very many Canadians being aware of what was going on. Also insulting Putin! He has been pushing tar sands down everyone's throats, wanting to be the head of an oil rich Canada, and to hell with the environment. Canada was always a peace keeping country and served on Peace Keeping missions with the United Nations. Election time is coming up in 2015 and I will sure be happy to see him go!!! Noted with thanks Cal.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday November 3, 2014, 12:44 am
Anything that comes under the umbrella of National Security may compromise basic Human Rights.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 3, 2014, 12:58 am
Noted with concern.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday November 3, 2014, 6:49 am
The Canadians had taken these attacks for what they are, unrelated and carried out by lonely delusional men and not by a network of Muslim terrorists, and reacted with calm and dignity. The right wing government, however now seizes the opportunity and under the guise of national security push through bills that had been kept in the drawer until such occasions arose. These same bills didn't make it when they first were proposed because they threatened basic human rights. What has changed that these rights are now so unimportant?
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