Government’s Anti-Terrorism Act Facing Court Challenge

The recently passed Anti-Terrorism Act is facing a charter challenge. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are asking Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice to hear their constitutional case against the federal anti-terrorism measures in the former Bill C-51. The two organizations challenging the law said that key elements violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “in a manner that is not justified in a free and democratic society.”

To read more about the Anti-Terrorism Act and where the federal parties stand on this issue, visit our background page.


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