Date: 2015/04/22 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders, Survey

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Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

In 1984, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was created to provide an intelligence gathering service separate from the RCMP. The RCMP’s illegal and embarrassing efforts to infiltrate the FLQ in Quebec, such as the barn-burning incident, had led the McDonald Commission to recommend that intelligence-gathering and policing be separated. It was also viewed as ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

We cannot allow these horrific crimes to go unanswered. However, we must make sure whatever we do does not make matters worse. C-51 won’t make Canadians safer. We should start addressing underlying issues and provide long term solutions to the terrorism problem. To help prevent terrorism, the focus must be on peaceful assistance to local ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Householders

Lyme Disease The Act Respecting a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease became law on December 16, 2014. This was my private member’s bill, C-442, first tabled in June 2012. It is one of fewer than 2% of private member’s bills to become law. Hundreds of Lyme disease patients across Canada worked very hard to bring ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

The new bill, C-51, is described by the government as an anti-terrorism act. Having studied it, I cannot agree that it is primarily addressing the threat of terrorism. Acts of terrorism are a threat. They are criminal acts of horrific cruelty and sadism. Luring of disenfranchised, disenchanted, alienated Canadians into their barbaric crusade must be ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

By the time you receive this newsletter, Bill C-51, the so-called “Anti-Terrorism Act,” will likely have become law. It is my hope, and the hope of many more, that the bill is subjected to meaningful amendments. When I first spoke out about this legislation, I was almost alone. Now concerns are growing and many prominent ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

Over $12 billion has been spent by the federal government on increased security since 9-11. The question of whether that was the best way to protect ourselves needs to be asked.  In the wake of the murder of Corporal Nathan Cirillo on October 22, 2014, we need to ask what could have been done to ...

Date: 2015/04/01 -- Category/Categories: Bill C-51, Householders

The rise of ISIS has been raised in my Town Halls ever since fall 2014. There is no doubt that the brutal and sadistic acts of violence perpetrated by this group disturb and outrage us all. While focusing on ISIS, suddenly in January, it was Al-Qaeda behind the attacks in Paris. Meanwhile, Boko Haram continues ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

May 19, 2011 Just weeks after the May 2nd election I wrote the Chief Electoral Officer to request an investigation into the attempts at electoral fraud across Canada. “During Election Day, May 2nd 2011, Canadians from coast to coast reported receiving bogus calls misdirecting them to the wrong polling stations. This sort of activity is ...

Date: 2014/10/15 -- Category/Categories: Householders

I think so. Defeated Liberal candidate Briony Penn thinks so. Do you remember that election? The Conservative candidate was incumbent Gary Lunn. Penn was the Liberal candidate, Andrew Lewis was running for the Greens and the NDP candidate, Julian West, had had to withdraw from the race. By the time West withdrew it was past ...

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