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Surveillance, secret trials and Bill C-59's attack on the Charter

The National Security Act creates the legal conditions for mass surveillance in Canada
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On this episode, guest Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group explains how the National Security Act of 2017 (Bill C-59) creates the legal conditions for mass surveillance, legalizes cyberattacks by Canada’s Communications Security Establishment and allows for secret trials (with secret evidence) for anyone on the ‘no fly list’.

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Plus: Tim provides a brief history of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and we explore the fundamental differences in how Canadians and Americans view the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the U.S. Constitution.

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