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Bill C-51: Harper's Draconian power grab
Thirty years ago, the federal McDonald Commission faced terrorist threats— but fiercely defended "public trust" and civil rights. Now Harper's Bill C-51 is grinding both under the Conservative boot.
Mar 18th, 2015
Prime Minister Harper creates Canadian secret police with his scary Anti-Terrorism Act
Opinion: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced a law that threatens Canadians' civil liberties
Feb 10th, 2015
Vancouver writer and former revolutionary Carmen Aguirre wins CBC Canada Reads prize
Acclaimed Vancouver playwright – and former Chilean revolutionary – Carmen Aguirre was awarded the CBC Canada Reads prize, only a week after being called a “terrorist" for her book, Something Fierce.
David P. Ball
Feb 9th, 2012