Anti-terrorism bill ‘more about politics than public safety,’ says civil liberties lawyer
'The Harper government has introduced this bill, in an election year, to create a political wedge issue of sorts, and unfortunately the opposition parties not only have recognized that but they are responding in kind rather than taking a principled stand on civil liberties,' says Paul Champ.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Jan. 25 in Ottawa, making remarks to Conservative Party supporters.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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