New CSIS pow­ers wor­ri­some

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Fed­eral mem­bers of Par­lia­ment who voted for C-51, a bill that gives the Cana­dian Se­cu­rity In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice (CSIS) ex­tra­or­di­nary new pow­ers in­clud­ing the power to break the law and vi­o­late the Con­sti­tu­tion.

The leg­is­la­tion al­lows the allpow­er­ful and se­cre­tive spy agency to breach the Charter of Rights and Free­doms as long as a judge ap­proves.

Lives could be com­pletely de­stroyed with one sig­na­ture. Also, there will be no trial, no de­fense, no pos­si­bil­ity of con­fronting the ac­cusers and no re­course. The sus­pects will be as­sumed guilty and will be treated like garbage.

Giv­ing up our free­doms does not make us any safer. It just makes us less free. David Boudreau Cheti­camp

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