Anti-terrorism powers: What's in today's legislation?

January 30, 2015 6:34 PM

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Anti-terrorism powers: What's in today's legislation?

Canada's government today introduced its new anti-terror legislation, a sweeping range of measures inspired by an attack on two soldiers in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill in October.

Despite the strength of the proposed new powers, however, officials at a briefing weren't able to say which measures would have prevented the attacks. Prime Minister Stephen Harper would only say that the police would have had "more and better" tools had they had these measures.

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