Monday, March 16, 2015

Prof. Kent Roach, with the University of Ottawa's Craig Forcese, spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Thursday, March 12, 2015 about the Canadian government's proposed new security legislation, Bill C-51. They also presented an extensive series of proposed amendments to the bill.

Their statement and proposed amendments are based on the over 200 pages of detailed analysis of the bill they have produced on their website,

Profs. Roach and Forcese open their statement by saying, "In our analysis we have tried to bear in mind the effects, including unintended ones, that the bill could have on both security and rights. Security and rights go hand in hand in both our democracy but also in our legal analysis of the proportionality of the proposed measures."

Read their full statement.