Bill C-59’s overreach allows security to trump freedom
democratic oversight. The new legislation purports to address these problems, but experts suggest it’s even worse.
In December, academics at the Citizens Lab and the Canadian Interest Policy and Public Internet Clinic (CIPPIC) at the Uni- versity of Toronto issued their alarming analysis of C-59. The authors warn: “From mass dissemination of false information, to impersonation, leaking foreign documents in order to in-