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Enhancing national security and protecting our rights: Bill C-59 in the Senate

By ISG Senator Marc Gold       

Bill C-59 is a reasonable, responsible, and necessary response to the real security threats we face, and one which enhances our security while respecting the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians. That is why I am proud to be the Senate sponsor of this bill.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, right, and Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair, pictured on July 24, 2018, before the House Citizenship and Immigration Committee. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

Following a lengthy period of study and debate in the House of Commons, Bill C-59, the National Security Act, has arrived in the Senate for consideration. The bill represents a comprehensive and much-needed modernization of the law governing our national security agencies, designed to enhance the security of Canadians while safeguarding our constitutional rights and freedoms.

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